Here are some of the top new releases for the week of 07-10-2019.
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!
Cody Jinks – Ain’t A Train
Anybody wanting to know how to write good (or even, great) country music without falling into the usual tropes and clichés would do well to look at Cody Jinks. No bars, no trucks, no tractors, no girls. Just a whole lot of real. This track from Cody’s new album After The Fire is as good an example as any.
Miranda Lambert – Tequila Does
The latest drop from Miranda’s new album Wildcard is chock full of archetypal references to the Mexican spirit. It’s a song that deploys a slow, almost sorrowful rhythm with a border town feel in the verses before partying up a little in the chorus. It’s an unusual technique, for sure, that puts all the focus on that catchy, sing-along chorus.
Luke Combs – What You See Is What You Get
The title track from Luke’s upcoming album, due for release on 8th November. In it, he makes no apologies for being a bit of a difficult character to live with – “I guess, be careful what you wish for, is all I meant when I said | What you see is what you get” – while also reaffirming his “regular guy” appeal. With splashes of pedal steel and honky-tonk piano, it’s another stadium pleasing anthem from the North Carolina boy done good.
Brothers Osborne – Stay A Little Longer (Live)
The brothers from Maryland released their new album Live At The Ryman today (11th Oct). It’s full of great performances of their best known tracks, capturing the energy and excitement of a Brothers Osborne live set. This rendition of their 2015 breakout hit single is right up there – you just have to listen to the crowd to know that – with an accompanying video incorporating both showing live footage and stills photo’s shot during the performance at “The Mother Church of Country Music”.
Lanco – What I See
Big ballad, but not of the soppy piano variety. Big, as in big guitars, big drums and big nostalgia as Brandon Lancaster compares “what is” to what that represents to him – “See what you want but this is what I see”. He even manages to fit some patriotism in there too – “What you see are some Stars and Stripes | I see boys that ain’t afraid to fight | For the red, white and blue so me and you | Can live this kind of life”.
A Thousand Horses – Livin’ My Best Life
If you like your southern rock with a little sugar coating, this one’s for you. An anthemic number to lift you out of the doldrums, it has just a shade of a pop sensibility with a “woah-woah” singalong after the chorus but it still rocks out.
Kendell Marvell – Cadillac’n’
A real throwback rock feel to this track from Kendell’s new album Solid Gold Sounds, released today (11th Oct). Mixes his swampy, gritty vibe with a little of the Redbone classic Witch Queen Of New Orleans, on a tale about the joy of driving with no particular place to go.
Here’s our New Release Round-up 2019 playlist – enjoy!