All in all, considering the concept, the musical set-up, the melodic development, and the performances, Put You Down Tomorrow is superb – a brilliant song with a well-rooted and genuine sentiment. It’s absolutely no surprise this release is doing so well across the airwaves.
While the title is a nod to modern life, the phrasing, the tech, the search for understanding, what you’ll ultimately find within is a country-rock, jazz-piano-soaked classic – an explosion of organic instrumentation, high energy and nostalgia; enough so to take you way back to bar fights and big bands.
They write from a place of depth, and they craft their songs based on those intentions & feelings – they don’t sit down & say ‘let’s write a country song, let’s write something blues-rock’, the concept & the moment comes first, which gives them purpose, and a quickly unique vibe that runs throughout these four songs.
That classic pop-rock aura stands tall throughout, and the way the band have structured this release undoubtedly pays tribute to the finer hits of yesteryear.
In a world full of regurgitated instrumentals and ideas designed to keep things on the level, White Owl Red are here to offer authenticity and an undeniably human approach to artistry.
An awesome gear change towards the half-way mark gives the song a real emotional edge – Dalton’s vocals and the surrounding instrumentation pour through with sudden grit and genuine passion, quickly recapturing any wandering minds and firmly reinforcing the evolving stages of the story.
“I as a musician always strive for the best, cause that’s what really makes the difference. The best lyrics, the best melody, the best co-writer, the best producer, the best musicians to play along with, the best recording, the best mix and the best master. There are so many great talents out there, that you won’t have the slightest chance with anything less.”
The instrumental breaks are sensational – a live performance would likely blow the roof off in a wonderful way. Contrast is utilized perfectly well, and as suggested – this song soon grows from quietly familiar to immensely energizing and mighty in nature.
Do yourself a favor, whether you typically like this kind of music or not, give this album a listen. I guarantee you’ll end up a fan.
Although he grew up in Germany, Georg embodies the spirit of country music better than most southerners. His lyrics and his stories are the main focus of his music, and This Ain’t My First Rodeo is a perfect example of that.
This project is well worth exploring if you’re a fan of the raw edge & entertainment of unforgiving hard rock & blues. The Kings Rising are a band you’ll want to check live should the opportunity arise.
The songwriter’s creatively free & deeply passionate approach to writing & performing is something many music fans crave. Simply mesmerising.