Courtney Paige Nelson has proven that a love for music and artistry can blossom at any point in your life, and is working hard on the release of her first EP. She uses the hardships from her personal life as motivation to push her limits and become the best artist she can be. With no prior musical experience, Courtney Paige Nelson has been experimenting with her artistry and trying to find her sound while working on her first releases.
“Sorry I’m Not Perfect” is the first off the new EP by Courtney Paige Nelson, and is a heartfelt yet catchy pop track. The song has an atmospheric feeling to it, and her voice glides nicely along with the beat. Her vocal stylings are smooth and composed, a pleasure to listen to, reminiscent of Dua Lipa. We especially enjoyed her willingness to be vulnerable with her lyrics, but in a way that feels empowering instead of somber. With this song, Courtney shows her ability to take insecurities and doubts and project them into music, which will help her listeners feel more connected with her and her songs. Courtney Paige Nelson has started strong with her first release, and we are much looking forward to the rest of her EP.
Listen to “Sorry I’m Not Perfect” here.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Courtney Paige Nelson, we are happy to talk to you about your new song "Sorry I'm Not Perfect." From your music to your artwork, everything looks and sounds amazing! Can you tell our readers about the musical world of Courtney Paige Nelson, and how you got your start in music? Ha, well I actually have had a very very unconventional journey into the music realm. I never thought I would be a musician because music wasn’t apart of my life growing up. It actually wasn’t really allowed in my home. I have always loved music, and it has always been apart of me.. just in a secret way. In fact, only 1.5 years ago was the first time I ever sang in front of anyone. So to go from never having anyone hear my voice, to now releasing music for the world to hear.. has been a wild amazing dream. I don’t have a musical background so everything that I have written and everything that comes out of me musically is just this raw part of me I hid for so long. In a world that most of us feel the pressure to be perfect - may that be online or in the real world. Why is this such an important message for you to get across to your listeners?
This song was written after a very very hard breakup. The last thing my ex ever said to me was “I’m sorry I found someone more perfect then you” and that right there is where the hook was born. It’s devastating to go through a breakup, even more devastating is someone applying a comparison of you to another person that came in between you both. I wasn’t public about my journey through any of it. Not during the relationship or after. Creating this online persona of being fine when really I was struggling. So this song is my side of the story, my feelings, my message. Tell us Courtney, what was your motivation behind writing "Sorry I'm Not Perfect."? How do you stay in your own lane with your music and ignore the pressure that may be around you?
As I addressed previously, it’s about the one thing my ex said to me that caused me the most pain. Breakups are very hard and there’s always more we wanted to say that we feel we never got to say.. so I turned it into something creative that would also help me heal and get my last few words to him off of my chest. In addressing pressure, I don’t think I’ve felt any in particular. Music is the only thing that makes sense to me. I wake up in the morning and I feel excited to check my email, to write some lyrics, to talk to my manager.. which is how I know this is my path. Even the parts that should make me feel pressure, make me want to work harder, faster, and more efficient to get to where I want to be. We noticed a bright build-up towards the ending of "Sorry I'm Not Perfect.", to us that really symbolized confidence and to us, that felt freeing. Can you tell us a bit about the creative process and the different emotions that you wanted to touch throughout the song?
Well, thank you! I think I’m the last chorus I wanted to more-so drill my message in. Owning what I was saying without holding back. This song tells a complete story. The first verse is the breakup, the second verse is my thought process and how I was moving through everything, the bridge is my way of calling him out for trying to appear not in the wrong. Specifically, the line “when you drop, to your knees, like the saint that you preach.. do you think of me” and the chorus, of course, is the things I wish I could have said to him. It’s every emotion I felt during that difficult time at the end of 2018 wrapped into a song. Which even though it is so vulnerable to openly talk about, it’s also so powerful. We loved your song "Sorry I'm Not Perfect." congratulations Courtney, we can't wait to hear what's from you! We know 2020 is going to be an amazing year for you, what will be your next music move?
I appreciate that! I have 2 more songs all ready for release in the next 2/3 months that I’m so excited to share. Each song represents a chapter that explains what I went through for an entire year that no one knew about. I also have the music video coming out for “Sorry I’m Not Perfect” so keep ya eyes peeled for it! It’s something I’m very proud of because the entire storyline from where we filmed it, to the props we used was all my idea. I’m a proud parent of this video and my new music coming out, so thank you for letting me share this with you.