With their single ‘Boots and Overcoat’, Down South Pepper Band drew us into a rich tale of fishermen that was catchy with a touch of humour. They continue to leave us in a good mood with their outlaw country sound in their single ‘Son of a Gun’. The good mood of the single comes from the consideration of how it feels to move on with your life after you encounter grouchy people.
Combining catchy melodic flows with some traditional sensibilities, the two guitars that form the melody bolster the strong vocals. While there is a good feeling to the track, there is also a grittiness that makes it a true listening experience. Whether you like country music or not, the Americana mix of their sound will have you undoubtedly hooked to their music.
‘Son of a Gun’ catches your attention with a burst of drums that leads you into a rolling rock-country vibe. There is an infectious energy to the melody that makes you want to tap your feet or jump around to the rhythm. The twang of the guitars is amazing as they add texture to the melody. While there is a touch of traditional outlaw country to the sound, there is this delightful undertone of something that is purely Down South Pepper Band. The catchy movement of the single will sink its hooks into you whether you want to it or not. Throughout the single, there are guitar trills that shiver along your skin in the best possible way letting you rock out to the track. In the latter parts of the single, there is a slight gospel vibe to the music as the guitars drop and the vocals shine with a choral touch.
While you are bouncing around to the rhythm of the guitars, the vocals draw you into the story of the lyrics. The single picks up the humorous edge of their past releases as you move on from a life under grumpy people. There is something about the lyrics that put a little smile on your face while you want to sing along. Through the single, you are treated to the story of a grumpy father and all the other grumpy people we meet throughout life. As the catchy flow of the music slides through you, the equally catchy vocals shine with the growl of the vocal performance. The grittiness provided takes the outlaw country vibes of the single to another level. When the gospel edge hits, the vocals really come into their own and finish off the track in style.
Down South Pepper Band has you getting down to the catchy, fun and gritty tones of their infectious single ‘Son of a Gun’. From the first moment to the very last, the single has you hooked to the sound while singing along. A catchy melody meets equally catchy vocals that touch on the grumpy people we meet throughout our lives.