Crystal Bowersox Talks about Her Demons on New Album
Crystal Bowersox is starting to let the demons out. The "American Idol" runner-up has a new CD entitled "Farmer's Daughter," which drops in stores today, and MTV took a moment to interview the songbird about some of the darker moments of the album.
In particular, Bowersox discusses her decision to lead with the title cut, which serves as catharsis for her abusive past.
"Well, it is a darker song, it's just ... bluntly and brutally honest, though. Sometimes you can't handle the truth; I'm OK with it," she said mimicking Jack Nicholson's iconic line from "A Few Good Men."
"When I wrote the song is when all of those emotions left me. I don't carry them around in my heart. It's not part of me as a person ... so every time I sing the song, it floods back in, which gives passion for the performance, but when the song's over, I'm back to smiling, happy, bubbly me."
Bowersox credits "Farmer's Daughter," and the album as a whole, as being a healing experience. "It was a dark time for all of us growing up ... but I think in the long run, it's being honest and telling our story. The song's a healing song ... and once you start to talk about any issues you're having, these childhood issues, you can begin to heal."
Bowersox is already taking a page out of Kelly Clarkson's "American Idol" handbook. The first-ever winner of the competition has sold more albums than any other contestant, and she has used her muscle to make uncompromising creative decisions on her albums.