Music Review //
Cass Clayton
"We're All Going Down"

As soon as this song starts you know it's going to be something special.   The blues guitar sounds as great as the organs which come in with it.   There isn't a particular sound to compare Cass Clayton with, but the way that guitar slaps reminds me of Tracy Chapman.   Inside of that is a blues sound somewhere between B.B. King, The White Stripes and Sharon Van Etten.

One of the great parts of this song as well is that there are probably some people out there who are huge fans of the guitar and will compare this with some obscure musician from the 1970's or earlier.  And in some ways, this song itself could become one of those points of comparisons for future blues based guitar rock.

Lyrically, this song has lines about the preacherman in it and at one point the lyrics which point to him say: "No soul savin' here today".  That, coupled with the idea that we are all going down just makes me feel like one interpretation of this song could be that it's about religion or spirituality in the sense that we're all sinners.

Thinking about it that way, it just has that idea of us all going down so why is one person shaming or trying to act better than someone else?  It's funny especially with social media how quickly people will jump to "This person did something wrong!" and make a mockery of it when they have likely done their own wrong in their lives as well.  None of us is perfect, so let this music take away your judgment and set your soul free.  


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