If I had written this review last Friday as I had intended, I would have mentioned that this song is a searing commentary on American culture: the experience of knowing that your son engaged in such a heinous act, and trying to reconcile the grief for one's son with the disgust for what he did, is common enough now that songs portraying this story no longer need to focus on one specific event. After the events in Orlando, this song is vital: reminding us that there are human beings who need compassion and empathy -- before they can get to the point where they'll commit acts of mass violence -- and that those people leave behind families with extremely difficult emotions to process.
Say That Now is peppered with humor as well as pathos. Overall, it's a fun album but, as we can see, it has a lot to say.
Ana Egge -- Official, Facebook, Purchase on iTunes