Track Premiere: Surge And The Swell “Hard Work”

Photo: Tom Smouse

Hard at work or hardly working?  Surge and the Swell are talking to the former with their new song ‘Hard Work‘.  Surge and the Swell is the collaboration vehicle of Minnesota-based Americana, Indie/Folk singer-songwriter Aaron Cabbage, born in Kentucky, raised in Southeast Texas via Indiana and now calling Minnesota home.  ‘Hard Work‘ comes from the band’s debut album ‘Offering‘, which aims for “soaring-chorus Americana” with songs inspired by the shifts in daily life experienced in the global pandemic and stresses placed on the workforce.  Aaron Cabbage told us: “The pandemic has hit everyone around the world incredibly hard. In the US, the lack of universal healthcare and mandated sick pay has increased people’s stress and anxiety. We were trying to capture that burden with this song and video.” 

Cabbage was helped out on the album by Adam Levy – Guitar, Production, Songwriting mentor (Turn Turn Turn, Honeydogs; Noah Levy – Drums/Percussion, (Brian Setzer, Peter Frampton, Golden Smog); Isaac Levy – Bass, Guitars; Katie Gearty – Vocals; Sarah Souder – Vocals; Steve Wold – Mandolin/Dobro; Matthew Kirkwold – Guitars.  And this song – the lead single from the debut LP features organ by special guest Kevin Gastonguay (Cory Wong, Cory and the Wong Notes).


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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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