Rhythmic, upbeat, irreverent and fun – that’s the latest single from Thanks Light. ‘I Get High (Off You)’ is a direct and unashamed declaration of love and longing. When singer and song-writer Zane Ruttenberg sings that the object of his affection is, “…pure and true,” and that her eyes, “…blew my sadness in two,” it’s engaging in its simplicity. There’s an easy-going lightness to the melody and instrumentation that feels both new and familiar, always a difficult trick to pull off.
This is the third single from the band’s recent sixth album, ‘American Hamburger’, which was recorded in San Antonio with Hollywood sound engineer Steve Krause, who had just moved back to his hometown. The album’s title is a satirical statement about spirituality in modern America. Thanks Light have aimed for a blend of musical genres; it’s country with a touch of garage rock and a hint of psychedelia. Thanks Light refer to their sound as ‘psychedelic-country’ or ‘mutant-country’, which gives a good impression of what to expect. Enjoy some sonic warmth in readiness for the summer.