The Civil Wars confuse me a little.
I’m not sure how to categorize their music. Maybe the point is to just listen and let them have their own genre. That’s a pretty cool thing. They sound like nothing else out there right now. And they capture a dark, haunting sound on Kingdom Come, a song from the hugely popular movie, The Hunger Games.
Kingdom Come – Civil Wars
You’ll struggle to find something that sounds like the music the Civil Wars are making right now. They have this really old sound, but it’s updated and it’s pretty cool. You won’t hear these songs on radio. You will hear these songs on one of the most popular movies of all time.
Kingdom Come is off the soundtrack to The Hunger Games. The movie (and the book before it) has a seemingly dark plot and this song sets the tone really well for that feeling. You listen to the track and get the feeling like you’re almost walking to your doom at the end of life. It’s pretty eery yet it’s cool.
This soundtrack has been huge with country artists just a couple weeks after being released. Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert each have songs and the Civil Wars are there as well. I’m happy to have this band part of country music. I’m not sure how they’ll be defined throughout their career, but as long as they keep making music like this I’ll be interested.
What do you think of the Civil Wars and their new song Kingdom Come?
CML Points: 80/100