Atraditonal Traditional Blues Rock

Think You Know Best Jay & Luke

My mind keeps trying to rewarp the path this song is taking, I think because it has such a down home bluesy beat and swing, complete with the tone of the instruments, the bass and guitar especially, just perfect for toe tapping. But then it sort of drifts a little bit into uncharted territory, mostly thanks to the original vocal line that is delivering some catchy words, almost jazzy in structure.

At 2:40 the guitar solo is oh so clean and sweetly picked, just right in a fresh arrangement of a traditional approach, maybe like outlaw country rock at the very least.

The bass and brushes on the drums come off so fun, and not entirely predictable even though quite consistent, which is sort of like the singer. He has a good voice, not operatic or anything, but has a tight grip on the idea, the little bends that create enough difference from the crowd to stand out, and in a positive way.

The harmonica seems like an afterthought, but it doesn't hurt anything. I enjoy the idea of this song, maybe more than the song itself, as if maybe it is playing too hard to live up to its own rules. Nonetheless, it is a good listen.


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