Kashi Ashton, "Taxidermy"
Kassi Ashton trades a notch on the bedpost for a trophy on her bedroom wall in the funky "Taxidermy," about giving a hurtful lover his comeuppance. The Nashville-by-way-of-Missouri singer is all sass here, upending the objectification of women by ogling the man she's stuffed for her enjoyment. "Rug on the floor / couch made of leather / you sure know how to bring a room together," Ashton sings in the bridge, revealing herself to be a devilish songwriter who isn't afraid flip convention on its head. J.H.