Who They Are: In the middle of 2013, the platinum-selling Canadian quartet began working on what would become its fifth full-length album, Savages [Roadrunner Records/604]. However, everything in their lives rapidly and unexpectedly changed. Whether it be a shakeup at their label, waning interest in rock at radio, or the downturn of society at large, a myriad of issues weighed heavy on members Tyler Connolly [Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar], David Brenner [Rhythm Guitar], Dean Back [Bass], and Joey Dandeneau [Drums].
Why I Like Them: If you’ve read some of my other reviews you know I’m not a country fan. I am having to make an exception for this little diddy. This song has what I consider a pretty typical country vibe to it, but that’s actually one of the things I like. I wanna take a moment to talk about the lyrics here. I love how smart these lyrics are. I can’t help but laugh as I’m listening to the song. One of my favorite lines is “I’m livin like I’m in a Willie Nelson track”. There is a tone to the vocals that really carries this song. It’s done done in a plaintive way, more like a” well so this is the way things” are kinda way. Musically there is some really great slide work that I didn’t expect but loved. Overall I really liked this tune and plan to put it on a playlist.
Would I Listen to More of Their Stuff: Based on this song alone I would totally listen to more of their stuff. The songwriting is what really grabbed my attention. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you’re so losing out.
The Band is:
Tyler Connolly – Vocals/Guitar
Dean Back – Bass
David Brenner – Guitar
Joe Dandeneau – Drums
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