Here are this week’s five songs worth listening to.
I don’t typically feature a ton of pop music on here, but I can get behind a song about the battle between caring and knowing it might be healthier to not care. The daily debate: do I burn this world to the ground today? This one sits somewhere in that Winehouse/Lorde neighborhood.
Marcus King–Too Much Whiskey
As if that were a thing. Marcus is blowing up in the blues rock scene the way Billy Strings is in bluegrass. This one is a throwback to the Texas country/rock combo that sits between Willie and Billy. Come to think of it, Jamey Johnson once wrote a song called Between Jennings and Jones. Between Willie and Billy has a nice ring to it as well. Chasin’ that voodoo dream.
Cody Jinks–Watch The World Die
Cody has been featured a few times on here. I have a wheelhouse. We know this. Going back to wanting the world to burn and the struggle to not be the one to set the match. This song gets more poignant by the day. Will the true love from the right one be what saves us from destruction?
Ludacris–SOTL (Silence of the Lambs) ft. Lil’ Wayne
I missed a couple weeks of posting these Fab Fives. This one has been sitting in my list for a few weeks now. It was in my Arbery, Freeman, Floyd list I posted a few weeks back. It also made the official Spotify’s Black Lives Matter playlist that came out just a few days after I posted my list. The Lil’ Wayne verse is a little disjointed, but that first verse from Luda hits. Plus that “Gram stunting’ be the truest lies” line later.
Indigo Girls–Shit Kicking
Hey Weez, how can you take the sharpest left turn from a Ludacris song but still have a tie in? Oh, I know. Some Indigo Girls.
Steve Earle had folk duo Amy and Emily on his show. The pair are from Georgia (see, Luda!), and have a new album out. This is one of the more poppier cuts from the album. It makes for a good summer country tune.
We’ll be back with five more next week. Until then, remember the immortal words…
“Songs are really just interesting things to be doing with the air.” Tom Waits