Something for the weekend: Hurray for the Riff Raff “Colossus of Roads”

Well that’s it from us for another week dear reader – if you’re an AUK supporter our new playlist is out later today. We leave you in the meantime with a new song from a band we’ve not featured here on AUK for a while. We don’t normally do this but NPR’s commentary on this song is perfect: “”Colossus of Roads,” named for boxcar graffiti artist buZ blurr who just recently passed, threads a difficult needle: how we find love, safety and inspiration in queer and outsider spaces, which are underlined by threats of violence. A dusty arrangement of guitar, pedal steel and an out-of-tune piano tumbles along with a chorus-less ramble — the kind of heart-full-but-heartbroken twang that rings your soul. “I know that it’s dangerous, but I wanna see you undress,” they sing. “Wrap you up in the bomb shelter of my feather bed.”” The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album “The Past Is Still Alive,” due February 23rd, 2024, via Nonesuch Records. Keep campaigning for Palestine. Have a good weekend.

About Mark Whitfield 2018 Articles
Editor of Americana UK website, the UK's leading home for americana news and reviews since 2001 (when life was simpler, at least for the first 253 days)
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