Zac Brown really went in a different direction with their latest album. And people have been loving it. I’m sure it’s happened before, but I can’t recall when; that a country band did a hard rock record and combined it with a country record.
But I think that’s what’s happened on Jekyll + Hyde. And people have been loving this album. Rock fans love it and country fans love it.
I guess it proves that if you make good music people will listen no matter what the labels are.
Here is what I think is the second rock single from the record.
Junkyard – Zac Brown Band
There are a number of hard rock songs that I like. But I pretty much stick to discovering new country music so that’s where things fall for me, but even I can tell that this song has some good melodies and interesting things going on.
I guess from the notes it has some elements of a Pink Floyd song.
Man…I don’t know where these songs are coming from. Zac and his co-writers must have had to go to some dark places to write songs like this. I had to check out the lyrics and things get pretty dark. I think it’s about an abusive home situation where the kid has to take revenge on what is happening.
Pretty dark stuff, but the darker reality is that you know this is happening out there.
Great song with some real powerful images and melodies. It’s another good one from this band and further proves just how talented they are.
What do you think?
CML Points: 82/100