okay okay what in the actual fuck so i'm a southern boy myself. ever since i was a little kid my mom tried so hard to make me into a little cowboy. i was bought cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and...
what in the actual fuck
so i'm a southern boy myself. ever since i was a little kid my mom tried so hard to make me into a little cowboy. i was bought cowboy boots, cowboy hats, and boot-cut blue jeans. even at my young toddler age, i detested all of it lmao.
i was always a city boy.
i loved the idea of big cities like new york, los angeles, chicago, etc. hell, i even fantasized about spending my days in dallas of all places when i was in school daydreaming.
my music tastes trended as far alternative as my style in clothes and girls - in middle school i listened to everything from Shinedown to Disturbed to A Day to Remember to Dimmu Borgir (spooky!)
when i was in higschool - everything from showtunes (Phantom of the Opera) to Eminem to more metal (We Butter The Bread With Butter) to indie rock (Mumford and Sons)
but never in my life was country even a blip on my radar.
sure there were one or two songs you pick up that you get to know like
"Back When" x Tim McGraw
"Pretty Good at Drinking Beer" x Billy Currington
(my stepdad is a country musician. it's hard not to pick up something here and there.)
i just discovered a new genre of music (new to me).
i just discovered a new sound.
i just discovered my new favorite song.
and it's country.
Hank Williams III - "Ghost to a Ghost"
like oh my God
i just earlier this week discovered something called "Outlaw Country". i'd somehow managed to go my whole life without ever coming into contact with this.
will you listen to this fucking song??
it's the same classic country instruments that we've heard for decades.
paired with dark, angsty, grungy, emo lyrics.
with an incredibly metal breakdown serving as the chorus.
with a terrifically orchestral and bluesy viola/violin backing the entire song.
WHAT IN TARNATION!?
why did no one ever tell me there was an entire subgenre of emo cowboys running around talking about sleeping on the blacktop, relationship struggles, and popping hella pills
i now listen to country music and i'm never admitting it to my parents lmao.
if you didn't catch the link earlier, this song is a fucking work of art and literally brought me from awe to tears to fuck yeah! all in the span of six minutes in public in this cafe.
i think i've looped it back 7-8 times in a row now.
what did you lot think?
do you listen to outlaw country?
please pass on any recommendations you have