Sophomore album from Tulsa native Kaitlin Butts. "What Else Can She Do" is a collection of songs told from the perspective of different women, all asking the same question: What else can she do? What other choice does she have, right or wrong? Kaitlin elaborates, "I don’t think that life is all that pretty sometimes and it comes with pain and pushing through hard times, or being stagnant, going through the motions and not knowing what to do, or just being flat-out angry with whatever life has put on your plate. Although only a few songs are autobiographical, I feel like I see myself in all of these women and their stories. Sometimes all we want to be is seen and I see these women, my friends, and family all around me going through life-altering, tough times but somehow, are still resilient and come out on the other side okay."
Way out on the Western plains, you can see storms make their way across the horizon. Lightning strikes brighten darkened masses of fearsome clouds as they roll on down the line. They sway and swirl giving the promise of rain. They thunder and clap with threats of hail or worse.
Kaitlin Butts is a thunderstorm. A tornado warning. The siren wail of a small town’s caution system still in use. Behind her flowing locks of auburn hair, Oklahoma twang, and wry grin, grows a demanding voice and equally devastating storyteller. This high-rising Oklahoma native is steadily blooming into a quick-witted writer who has the ability to pick the right details to make a song and story believable and real.
She shifts between infectious Cosmic Cowgirl flare with lush desert-swept pastels, desired & heartfelt tearjerkers, and hard-bitten & calloused murder ballads. Through them all, she exhibits a knack for character and a nose for narrative. They come in like a summer shower patting down the dust. Other times, Butts is torrential downpour wreaking havoc.