Monday, November 15, 2021

Why Bonnie - "Galveston"

Photo by Grace Pendelton

According to the press release, Texas' Why Bonnie's latest single was inspired by artists like Sheryl Crow and Sparklehorse. As soon as you listen to "Galveston," you'll those inspirations become quite apparent. The song has that pop and kinda country inflected pop sound that Sheryl Crow mastered in the 90's, but also that dreamy alt-rock fuzz we loved from Sparklehorse. These are two artists I would never think could inspire the same song, but that I'm hearing the outcome I wish we had more. Despite having an original sound, Why Bonnie are hitting an oddly nostalgic spot for me on this one.

Singer/songwriter Blair Howerton says of the new single:

“An ode to Galveston, Texas — the capital of ghosts and good memories. One of the most literal recollections of growing up in Southeast Texas, ‘Galveston’ is a snapshot of an old childhood haunt."

You can watch the video for "Galveston" below. The song is available as a single via Fat Possum Records here. For more on Why Bonnie, check out the band's Twitter and Facebook.

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