Friday, January 4, 2019

PREMIERE -- Saddlemen -- "Indiana"

If 2018 was any indicator, country music looks like it's going to bifurcate into some truly spacey and avant-garde stuff -- and into ultra-traditional. Brooklyn's Saddlemen fall solidly into that second camp. "Indiana" is a truly gorgeous song that feels timeless and dewy-eyed -- an emotion that inspired the song.

Paul, the band's lead singer and guitarist writes, "In 2015 I was in a pretty dark place and was thinking a lot of things I'd like never to think again. Thankfully my partner and I got out of the city on a visit to my family's home in Indiana. She had never been there before; and so I got to rediscover that wonderful place through her eyes. The week or so we spent down there truly brought me back to life. And I think everyone has a special place where they can freely express themselves — where they enter a completely authentic and uninhibited state of mind. For me, that place just happens to be in Indiana. And so this is a light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel song — a love song to a place and a person and a time when I felt most like myself."

The Eastern seaboard might finally be starting to feel like winter, but "Indiana" breathes summer into the coldest of places -- including human hearts.

You can learn more about the Saddlemen here!

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