Photo by Corb Lund
For Corb Lund's upcoming album, he set up in his living room in Lethbridge, AB and recorded with his band The Hurtin' Albertans. They recorded with no outside producer and no electric instruments. The first single from those sessions, "Old Familiar Drunken Feeling," is a ramblin' country and folk song about getting too high to play a show in Colorado. It's a fun song that's hilarious without being a novelty song. Lund's song is this laid back excursion that tells a step by step tale of his accidental misadventure with legal Colorado weed in a warm and endearing way. I mean... how are you supposed to resist lyrics like "So with that bit of wisdom / and herbal terrorism / on stage I was freaking out?"
Corb Lund says of his new single:
“It was all totally above board, the state had just legalized it, so it was kind of a novelty field trip for the band to visit the shiny new dispensary. Some songs are 'based on truth' but this happened EXACTLY as I sing it. Turns out weed ain't my thing. And eating it's even worse, it lasts forever. Fronting a band can occasionally be terrifying at the best of times, doing it high as a kite and super paranoid was hell on earth. When I started feeling like myself again in the second set after a bunch of cowboy whiskey, I confessed to the audience what had happened and offered them all their money back! No one took me up on it. Bottom line? If this doesn't get me a Pendleton whisky endorsement, I don't know what will."
You can watch the video for "Old Familiar Drunken Feeling" below. El Viejo is due out February 23 on New West Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Corb Lund, check out the artist's website.