Tattletale Saints make country as it originally was, an offshoot of blues angled towards the Old West. “Big City Women” is a tale of woe and disillusionment wrapped up in soft guitar and upright bass, a lament of the anonymizing power of the city in a homey package. The tale of the lost love has been told thousands of times, but it’s powerful enough to keep spinning — and “Big City Women” shows it’s not dead yet.
I had the idea for “Big City Women” while running through the streets of Melbourne at the end of 2014,” says singer and guitarist Cy Winstanley. “It’s kinda tongue-in-cheek, hopefully coming across as not a criticism of the ‘high class’ women in the story, but more of the clueless cowboy and how one can be virtually ignored in a large cosmopolis, compared to small town celebrity.”
Tattletale Saints is out September 2.