Here are some of the top new releases for the week of 19/08/2019.
All of this week’s new tracks are also on our New Release Round-up playlist on Spotify, along with every other song we’ve included in this feature during the year so far. The playlist is at the bottom of the page – if you’re a Spotify user, give it a follow!
Midland – Every Song’s A Drinkin’ Song
Well, this definitely is a drinking song for sure, as it lays out the argument that it really doesn’t matter what you’re listening to when you’re down in the dumps and as drunk as a skunk – every song is a drinking song. And it raises a very cute glass to Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and others in the chorus. Like everything they released ahead of the album, you’ll have to concentrate hard to keep your toes from tapping along – but why would you wanna do that? Just let it roll… Oh, and the new album Let It Roll is out today.
Old Dominion – Young
This is a song that has come out of the NBC TV series Songland, a kind of an X Factor style show where undiscovered songwriters pitch a song to an industry panel who then choose a song for a specific artist to record. It’s an interesting concept in its early days and will likely produce some similarly interesting results(!). This track plays very much to OD’s stadium or festival audience, as you can see from the live performance captured in this video.
The Cadillac Three – All The Makin’s Of A Saturday Night
A funky guitar riff is the foundation for this new track from the southern rock trio, as Jaren Johnson’s growling speeds its way through the lyric, namechecking Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, Dierks Bentley, Luke Combs and others along the way. It’s a comfortable companion piece to their last single, Crackin Cold Ones With The Boys.
Vince Gill – That Old Man Of Mine
Vince Gill’s Okie is another new album release this week, seemingly much more quietly than certain other releases. For anyone who loves high quality songwriting and musicianship in an intimate setting it’s one not to be ignored . As an album, it puts Vince’s high tenor voice at the forefront while his peerless guitar skills are never showy, always serving the song. This track, which has a very Mark Knopfler-like feel to it, tells the tale of a man who rises up against his fathers long-running abuse and ends up paying for it
Erin Enderlin – Sweet Emmylou
This is taken from Erin’s new 3 track EP, Chapter Three: Whatever Gets You Through The Night, the third of a set of four EP’s which sees her reputation for character based storytelling on a traditional soundscape continue to grow and blossom. Here she uses the vinyl recordings of Emmylou Harris as her comforter following a painful breakup. Erin’s lead vocal achingly bends notes to match steel guitar, and Vince Gill and Alison Krauss lend their talents on harmony vocals. We could have picked any of the 3 songs from the EP, it’s so good. She’s playing dates in England in the next couple of weeks, see our UK Tours page for ticket information.
Trea Landon – Loved By A Country Boy
The debut single from Georgia native Trea Landon should find a welcome home on country radio with it’s steady, easy going vibe under Trea’s relaxed vocal and all wrapped in a polised, contemporary production. It’s pop-country style is set apart from the pack by the absence of a click track.
Darrin Bradbury – Breakfast
It’s hard to avoid the word “quirky” when describing this song. The video’s kind of quirky too. According to Darrin’s Twitter posts, it’s a song about “the stuff I think about over breakfast-which I assume is the kinda stuff everybody thinks about over breakfast“. Darrin will be touring the UK later this year with Jarrod Dickenson, so this is maybe a little taste of what to expect. For dates and ticket info, see our UK Tours page.
Here’s our New Release Round-up 2019 playlist – enjoy!