Review – Tami Neilson’s “Stay Outta My Business”

Tami Neilson is a throwback artist in every way. I first came across Neilson and her music when I listened to her fantastic album Dynamite! in 2014. Combing country with soul and rockabilly, Neilson makes both fun and meaningful music. Her voice recalls legends of the genre like Patsy Cline while still sounding fresh and new. Neilson returns this year with her first new music since her 2015 album Don’t Be Afraid. The New Zealand-based artist’s newest album Sassafrass! is set for release on June 1 and lead single “Stay Outta My Business” has just been released. Neilson brings her trademark throwback sound as usual, featuring colorful horns and a lively backing chorus. The song is an anthem to remind nosey people mind themselves and stay out of other’s business. Specifically Neilson goes after people who believe women need a man’s help to succeed in the music industry and the double standards used to attack mothers. Neilson rightly delivers this all with power and gusto. This anthem is not only catchy, but clearly get’s its great message across.

Grade: 8/10

Songwriters: Tami Neilson & Jay Neilson