Dalton Domino's 1806 was one of my favorite albums from 2015 and if the lead single from his upcoming project on new label Lightning Rod Records is any indication, he'll find himself a favorite again in 2017.
Written alongside Kaitlin Butts, "July" is a song about finding out you've been cheated on and how you handle it. And although cheating songs are not uncommon, what sets "July" apart is in the refreshingly frank way the story and emotions are presented. Propelled by driving percussion and accented by a fabulously welcome organ, Domino's distinct voice (think a vocal blend of Wade Bowen and Mike Eli) captures the mixed emotions of sadness, anger, frustration - and genuinely being pissed off - in a way that makes one relate, commiserate and empathize.
"You could have at least said goodbye before you made a fool of me
But you threw away what could have been and all else in between
Well my stomach kills me when I think about his hands on you
and the three months I spent in the dark searching for the girl I thought I knew"
Looking for new music to make your ears happy? Then check out the November playlist which features artists like Butch Walker and Reckless Kelly to Randall King and Karen Jonas. Typically limiting the list to ten tracks, going forward the playlist will feature anywhere from 15-20 tunes because there is just so much good music out there if you're willing to dig deeper to look for it.