We check in with Blackberry Smoke every once in awhile here at CML. I remember about four years ago or something like that they were here in my town opening for Zac Brown Band. The band was signed to Zac’s label at the time and they really left an impression.
They brought some southern rock and just a general rock feel to their music. It was like something out of the late ’70s or early ’80s and it was cool.
But it wasn’t really entirely like it was a throwback. They still had a fresh sound too.
The guys just released a new album and it popped up on the country charts. Here is the first song on that album.
Waiting For The Thunder – Blackberry Smoke
This is like straight up old school Southern Rock. You can really feel the rock flowing through your veins when you’re listening to this one. I can see why they kicked of the album with this one. It just gets right to the point and let’s things rip.
I’m not 100% sure what the song is about. You’ll have to key me in on that if you’re a Blackberry Smoke fan. My interpretation is that the song is about life. It’s about knowing that you have the power in you to take control of your life. It’s about how time goes by fast and you need to take advantage while you can.
It seems a little vague. Maybe it’s just a song about doing right or wrong. I don’t know, but I do know that it’s cool.
CML Points: 87/100