Tenille Townes, "Somebody's Daughter"
Last week, new Sony Nashville signee Tenille Townes released the EP Living Room Work Tapes. One of the EP's tracks is "Somebody's Daughter," an acoustic ballad that, based on its title alone, could venture into patriarchal territory, but mercifully doesn't. Instead, the song turns a compassionate eye to the plight of a presumably homeless woman begging for money at an intersection, imagining what her earlier life was like and imploring listeners to take a closer look at folks in similar situations in their own towns. B.M.