Small Town Titans have premiered a new video for their song “Let Me Breathe.” This track is from the band’s latest album “The Ride.” The group commented:
“‘Let Me Breathe’ is about facing the music, and acknowledging, as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn so beautifully puts ‘…the line that separates good and evil right through every human heart.'”
Small Town Titans will be releasing their new album “The Ride” on Friday (November 13) and I was recently given the opportunity to listen to it early.
The effort blasts right out of the gate with the straight up rocker “Rufflin’ Feathers.” The track is chock-full of masterful guitar work combined with crushing drums and powerful vocals. Things only continue to get better as “The Man” completely hooks you, before one of the album’s highlights, “Behind The Moon,” hits you with a dose of soul.
“Behind The Moon” is followed by the catchy “Let Me Breathe,” the rocky “Universal Limits,” and the slow jam “9 To 5.” The latter, which serves as another album highlight, kind of gives off a country vibe, before things pick up again on the band’s grungy cover of Marcy Playground’s “Sex And Candy.”
As fans move towards the end of the record, they are greeted with the heavy as hell “When It All Comes Down,” which is sure to be a crowd pleaser when it’s safe for bands to play live again, and the infectious “Junkie For You (Hey Mama).” Those songs pave way for the title track, which closes the album by taking the listener on an epic, eight-minute journey.
All in all, “The Ride” is a killer hard rock record that has the potential to take the band to new heights.
Small Town Titans have premiered a new video for their new song “Rufflin’ Feathers.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Ride,” which will be released on November 13. Jonny Ross commented:
“‘Rufflin’ Feathers’ is a tongue-in-cheek song about the circus that is social media this year. It’s become a constant negative assault on the senses. We wrote it for those who want to drown out all of the social noise by turning their speakers up right now.”
Small Town Titans have teamed up with Blacktop Mojo’s Matt James for a cover of Temple Of The Dog’s “Hunger Strike.” Small Town Titans’ Phil Freeman commented:
“The stars aligned with this one. The fact that we were all able to pay tribute to our musical heroes, and record it live off the floor in one of the best studios in the country with two of the best producers in the world is something I think both of our bands can be proud of. We’re really grateful to Matt and Blacktop Mojo for lending their name and talents to this tribute. It was a magical experience.”
In celebration of the 24th anniversary of “Superunkown”, Small Town Titans have shared a cover of Soundgarden’s “Spoonman.” Frontman Phil Freeman commented:
“Chris Cornell has been a musical hero of mine since I was in high school and has been a major influence in the style of our band. Soundgarden’s repertoire of music is vast and difficult to pull off. The reason we decided to cover this classic of theirs is not only to challenge our musicianship and ability but to also pay tribute to one of the greatest voices and lyricists of Rock ‘n Roll from one of the greatest bands of all time. Our hope is that our interpretation does the song and it’s original performers the justice and recognition it deserves.”
Small Town Titans have premiered a live performance video for their track “Dragonfly.” Check it out below:
Vocalist Phil Freeman told Loudwire the following:
“This song was written for my mother. She passed away in February of 2017 after a three-year battle with cancer. She loved dragonflies which happen to have deep spiritual significance in many traditions and cultures, representing love, freedom of spirit and compassion. She embodied all of these qualities.
The intent of this song is to celebrate her life and bring a little light and love to anyone who may be dealing with the grief of losing someone to illness. She was and is an amazing soul, and I hope this song captures a tiny glimmer of her spirit for the person listening to it.”
He also added the following on the band’s Facebook:
“The story behind this song has many dimensions to it…I began writing the song a week before my best friend in the world passed away.
The original recording was done in my bedroom the day after she died. I shared it with family and friends. I played it live at the last show we ever played at Tubby’s before it burned down…and didn’t really know what to do after that.
A few days afterward, I asked the universe what to do with this song. From the depths of my mind and heart…a voice much like my mother’s said,
‘Share it with the world. Give the proceeds to charity.’
And that’s exactly what we did.
When we decided we were going into the studio this year, Ben and Jonny wanted Dragonfly to be part of it. Revisiting this song live in two takes, with an incredible producer/sound engineer, two amazing fans, two of my brothers, and knowing that two cherished friends behind the lens of this video can relate to the loss of a parent at a relatively young age…was an otherworldly and sacred experience.
Fast forward to now…
With an amazing band whom I consider family, a musical project with the love of my life, a fantastic team to make it happen, a motivated and fantastic student body, fabulous colleagues, and what I consider to be the best fans in existence…
Otherworldly is an understatement.
I see her love in all of this…I see her everywhere.
Thank you for listening.”