Professional skier gone rocker, Rett Smith, successfully combines autobiographical lyrics of guilt and heavy living with dark country instrumentation to paint a picture of a life weary gunslinger in the modern day.
The first single from Rett Smith’s upcoming album ‘Giving Up On Quitting’ stomps through Blues Saraceno riffs relentlessly, while crackling radio vocals create a sense of nostalgia for a time before any of us were born.
The Texas born songwriter manages to retain this Django Unchained energy even while introducing a catacomb of guitar effects layered through the guitar solo, resulting in a grunge undercurrent to an otherwise deep South rock tune. Throw in some bass playing from Barry Fratelli and you are left with a pocket rocket fable about burning the candle at both ends.
This may not be a song for those disinterested in our cousins over the pond, but for those who would have fought the mods down on Brighton beach in 1964 it is a new classic.
Full album out tomorrow, find out more here.
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