Friday, May 14, 2021

Bill and the Belles - "Sobbin' the Blues"

There's no way around it: The upcoming album from Bill and the Belles is a divorce record. It chronicles singer Kris Truelsen's divorce, and the latest single, "Sobbin' the Blues," doesn't exactly have the rosiest views on marriage. In the hands of a lesser artist, the song could have just been that cliched man hates his wife kind of song, but Truelsen has such a great sense of humor that it's impossible not to be charmed by the song. "Sobbin' the Blues" is reminiscent of an Arlo Guthrie song. It's silly, but not a full novelty song. How silly is the song? The chorus is Truelsen crying.

You can watch the video for "Sobbin' the Blues" below. Happy Again is due out May 21 on Ditty Boom Records. You can pre-order a copy over at Bandcamp. For more on Bill and the Belles, check out the artist's website.

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