Traditionally, divorce albums aren't happy. The songs on the new album from Bill and the Belles are about Kris Truelsen's divorce. And they are sad songs. But, judging by "Blue So Blue," this isn't going to be a mopey album by any standard. Sure, "Blue So Blue" is called "Blue So Blue," and it's a song about being blue, but there is a certain tongue in cheek and irony with the song. It's an old timey folk song that throws way back to the first half of the 1900s, but with a modern sense of humor. It's a fun sad song, which are my favorite kind. It's like how The Smiths were sad, but with a sense of humor, only done as old timey folk.
You can listen to "Blue So Blue" below. Happy Again is due out May 21 on Ditty Boom Records. You can pre-order a copy via Bandcamp. For more on Bill and the Belles, check out the band's website.