Suitcase Sam has completely nailed the country/rock genre with his latest single, "Growing Up." Even though the song hearkens back to the early 70's glory days of that style, it feels completely timeless. According to the press release, Suitcase Sam wanted to make an album that sounded like it was released in 1972. Well... he accomplished that goal. "Growing Up" is a rambling country rocker in a style that doesn't quite get made like this anymore, and that's kind of a shame.
Suitcase Sam says about the album: "When I was compiling the songs for this record, I was searching for sonic cohesion, a body of work that sounded like...a body of work. But looking back, in hindsight, I realize each song is about fucking off. Whether it’s jumping on a train or a bus and taking off without a care, or seeing that your situation is going sideways and having the insight to remove yourself before it all goes ka-bloo-iee!"
You can listen to "Growing Up" below. Goodnight Riverdale Park, the debut album from Suitcase Sam, will be out October 11. You can pre-order the album here. For more on Suitcase Sam, check out his website.