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First Listen: Priscilla Renea, 'Coloured'

Priscilla Renea's Coloured comes out June 22. Source: Kyle Goldberg

The image of a family tree is embedded in the country songwriting lexicon, serving as a sort of shorthand for core country values of lineage, rootedness and stabilizing familial bonds. Priscilla Renea is no doubt aware of this. Though only 29, she's already a savvy veteran of the music industry. After a fairly rural Florida upbringing, she's spent over a decade learning how to play by, and bend, the rules in the may not have generated much attention, but she's left her fingerprints on a slew of hits, from a for Rihanna to a , an powered by heavy metal riffs and .

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