Here’s a nice new track we’ve got exclusively for you this morning. Erik Flores and Amelia Rose Logan’s songs as Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light have been described as “modern dime westerns” and this is as good an example as any. Flores told us: “Song to My Bartender” was a fun tune to write. I was trying to employ a little levity, which isn’t my typical approach, and what came out was this story about a barfly that drinks from open till close, talking about how he’d rather be anywhere but there, but never actually doing anything about it. Or at least that was the story shell I ended up filling with the usual existential meanderings… I guess I was trying to find that place where great songwriters make you laugh while telling you serious stories. John Prine, Guy Clark, and a few others come to mind. It’s tough to find the house where they live, but maybe I was wandering around the right neighborhood.”
From his forthcoming new album, Beast Epic, due on August 25th, comes this excellent song and an equally excellent video.