Thursday, December 30, 2010 |
4 years ago
[Over these last few days of 2010, we'll be
favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1,
one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 2 on the
list -- and, please, feel free to click after the jump for a stream the track. Also
after the jump, check out songs Nos. 50-3 in the Top 50 list that will
update as it grows...]
A great song doesn't have to be a production marvel. It doesn't have to reinvent the wheel, either. A great song, more often than not, follows a pretty simple path, starting as a great idea, and ending with phenomenal execution.
Fitting this bill perfectly, and standing out on a debut album filled with such cuts from the recent Denton upstart, is Spooky Folk's self-effacing singalong calling card -- a song with which anyone who has ever lived south of the Mason-Dixon Line can relate.
Capitalizing on frontman Kaleo Kaualoku's innate storytelling songwriting talents, "Bible Belt" is as timeless a track as can be hoped for, a song that elicits laughter as much as it does pain, and one that instantly unites its listening audience with surprising ease. Really: With songs like this one, it's no surprise that this young outfit has so quickly earned a reputation for phenomenal live displays.
Stream: Spooky Folk -- "Bible Belt"