Here is a song that has really been getting some buzz in the country world. In fact, it’s been getting some buzz all over even in other genres of music. Lots of people are talking about this as being something different; something maybe a little throwback.
Give it a listen and see what you think.
Traveller – Chris Stapleton
The song seems to be about a guy that has this itch to be on the road and doing something with life. He’s not happy with the same old same each day. And that leads to difficulties in the love department. You kind of set yourself up for someone that is only looking for a part-time love and one that doesn’t last very long.
I think the narrator is singing the song to someone that he needs to leave. For whatever reason he needs to be on the move and he can’t keep things the way they are for very long. He calls himself the Traveller and that’s how he sees his life going for the long haul until he’s dead and gone.
So it’s a little bit of a sad song. You have a guy that kind of sees his life for what it is and he doesn’t really think he can change it and maybe he doesn’t want to.
The song really has a good melody too. It’s catchy and you find yourself singing along with the chorus by the end. Great song from one of country’s really good songwriters.
CML Points: 88/100