Sunday, April 14, 2013

"Hey Sister, Do you Still Believe in Love I Wonder?"

I gotta admit, I'm at a loss right now trying to rationalize the track below. I've always been an avid non-country`fan, meaning that I've ardently resisted just about any and every chance to get into the genre. Everyone has their one genre of music that just annoys them for one reason or another and for me it's always been country. Maybe it's the simplicity of the lyrics, maybe it's the generally whiny tone or a general lack of tempo. If I were to pick the biggest reason, it would have to be a lack of bass.

Personal vendetta against country aside, I am having a really really hard time not loving Avicii's latest Frankenstein innovation below. The track is called Hey Brother Hey Sister and there's a rumor going around that it could be an upcoming single. Country and EDM...really? Hip Hop/EDM is one thing, but country/EDM is a pretty big stretch that I had little to no confidence could be pulled off...until today.

And it's not just me either, Spin magazine called a portion of his set at Ultra "bizarrely twangy." First there were Beatport rumors that Avicii has all the sudden gone country. Then came his recent track with Aloe Blacc called Wake Me Up that sounds like a Mumford and Sons creation. It all amounts to me being somewhere between surprise, disbelief and amazed. I'm going to have to do some soul searching because I might just be forced to re-think this whole country thing because of the way Avicii managed to bend the genre into something incredibly likeable...#Speechless

Avicii - Hey Brother Hey Sister


Anonymous April 24, 2013 at 12:44 PM  

It's more a newgrass sound really.

Anonymous December 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM  

It probably doesn't hurt that Dan Tyminski just rules.

Good is good no matter what kind of music it is.

There's really great country music out there. You won't find it on TV or Country Pop crap radio though.

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