Here are some of the top new releases for the week of 17/04/2020.
All of this week’s new tracks are also on our New Release Round-up 2020 playlist on Spotify, along with every other song we’ve included in this feature during the year so far. If you’re a Spotify user, give it a follow so you can keep up to date!
Kip Moore – Southpaw
The latest song to drop from Kip’s upcoming Wild World album, due for release next month. An insistent guitar riff is at the heart of the track, solid drums, fuzzy rhythm guitar and supporting organ chords round things out for Kip to let lose his inner outlaw. Turn it up, play it loud.
Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen – Rhinestoned
The Texan duo have declared this song to be a “love-letter to old-school country music”, and it certainly fits that bill. Dripping in nostalgia for a country music now often referred to as “traditional”. “I dreamed on it | Fell in love with the words and the stories I heard | Those melodies are memories I’ve made | I prayed on it | I Saw the Light, sometimes I cry | When I hear I’ll Fly Away”. It’s actually not a million miles away from something you’d hear from Midland.
Mo Pitney – Right Now With You
Have we mentioned how happy we are to be getting new music from Mo Pitney? Right Now With You is a sweet love song, declaring how the passing of time hasn’t dulled his afffections. It’s classic Mo, and it’s very welcome.
Brad Paisley – No I In Beer
Seemingly tailor made for life under social distancing protocols, Brad actually wrote No I In Beer a couple of years ago. There’s no doubt though that the lyrics are so appropriate in a way he couldn’t have previously imagined. It has all the trademarks of a Brad Paisley drinking and partying song, but with distance and seperation at its heart. “Right song, right time” is the phrase that comes to mind.
Triston Marez – Forgot About You
Triston Marez has been keeping the Texas country flag flying with a series of successful releases, and Forgot About You is another to add to the list. Here he’s driving and seeing something that reminds him of an ex, and that he “forgot about you”. The pedal steel, piano and low-note guitar, allied to Marez’s vocals, evoke the best traditions of the genre.
American Aquarium – Six Years Come September
This is another album we’re looking forward to receiving next month. BJ Barham here delivers a soliloquy on sobriety and the reckoning that sometimes follows, you’ll hear Springsteen tones in the chord arrangements and the no-punches-pulled storytelling.
The Cadillac Three – Circles
Interesting cover of the monster Post Malone track. TC3 push the acoustic elements while dropping much of the more artificial side of the arrangement, but manage to keep much of the atmosphere. It’s a risky cover, but they just about pull it off.
Brett Eldredge – Where The Heart Is
Brett Eldredge has announced his new album Sunday Drive for release in July 2020, and Gabrielle is the first song to be released as a single from it, backed by 2 other tracks – Crowd My Mind and, for us the pick of the 3, Where The Heart Is. It’s an uplifting track that builds gradually to a euphoric coda.