Get ready to travel the world and feed some squirrels tonight.
I love how this track somehow managed to create the sound and feel of a punk rock song that matured like a good wine. The guitars keep the energy in there, while the vocals bring some seriousness to the table (but not too much, there ARE oooh-wooh-aoooh-woow-surprises in there to find as well). “Squirrels” handles the topic of surface-level relationships with an awesome mixture of message and fun, the track delivers with sense of style and signature sound without taking itself too serious in the process (I guess this might also apply for the Chicago based singer/songwriter Sterling Crain, the heart and soul behing Gee Paw).
This track has the right amount of everything in it. There’s rock to lift you up and get you moving, there’s melody and passionate energy to inject a portion of “those were the times” into your bloodstream, and there’s this fun element in there that makes you smile while listening. Plus the mix is a thing of beauty as well in my opinion. Edgy enough to let the punkrock element shine through a bit, but well-rounded enough to not erase the here-to-stay vibe. Long story short: “Squirrels” is a rare multipurpose track in its genre.
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