A little hat tip to CMT Edge for introducing me to this song. They find such good songs over there. If you’re looking for songs that are out there on the edge of country music in the bluegrass and alternative world or really wherever than this is a good blog to follow.
Here is the song Stay Gold from the band First Aid Kit.
Stay Gold – First Aid Kit
My thoughts on this song first go to the sound. It’s something that I really haven’t heard before. It’s certainly not something you’ll hear often in the country music world, but I thin there are elements of classic and even modern country music here.
It kind of sounds like some of the serious country songs that came out in the late ’70s and early ’80s. It has this really big sound that could have been something that Crystal Gayle or Emmylou Harris put out. I’m not sure. Maybe that’s a bad comparison.
It also sounds like some of the big songs that came out in the ’60s from pop artists. I get that kind of vibe, but maybe I’m off base on that one. All I know is that when I listen to this song I get this kind of dark feeling. It makes me think that something is kind of eerie happening with life right now and maybe I should be looking over my shoulder.
And it sounds like something that could be on the next Hunger Games movie soundtrack. That would be pretty cool.
What do you think of this new song?
CML Points: 85/100