Friday, February 19, 2021

Music Review //
Satsang
"All. Right. Now."


Satsang's new album, "All. Right. Now.", will be released on June 4th, 2021.  Pre-order links can be found here.


The first thing you should notice about this song is that guitar twang.   It might mislead you and make you think that this has a country feel to it, but in reality it feels more like a rock song with those Americana roots: something along the lines of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Wallflowers or even Limbeck.   The best way to think of it is as having a slight bit of that country influence but overall just being a rock song.

During this music video you mostly see shots of the band playing and singing along.   At times, there are shots right in front of an American flag which makes me think of Bruce Springsteen, though it does help to emphasize that whole Americana vibe.   The music video just feels fun, like a place you'd want to be, and it makes you want to hear this song either in concert live or just over the speakers at your local bar.  

When I first heard this song it took me back to a time in the early 00's when a lot of indie rock bands decided to throw some country flavor into their sound.   This was when I first heard bands like Limbeck and Lucero, bands who have still stuck with me to this day.  But there is something more inside of this song by Satsang.   It's not quite the "indie rock with an added country flavor" that I thought of those bands to be; it's something more.   I'm not sure if there isn't quite as much country in it or if it just blends together better, but it just seems better crafted.

"All. Right. Now." is many things.  It is a song which can bring you an inner peace.  It's a song which isn't about stress but is rather about feeling a calm, a sense of being okay.   But "All. Right. Now." is also the titular track from the upcoming album by Satsang and I couldn't be more excited to hear it.   I expect songs to go faster and slower, wind and fall right off the rails.   If this song and video don't get you excited for this upcoming album then I'm not sure if anything will and that's a shame.  

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