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New Music Tuesday : Gym Class Heroes, Safetysuit, Grace Potter, and Alan Jackson

MIKE'S DAILY JUKEBOX: New Music Tuesday : Gym Class Heroes, Safetysuit, Grace Potter, and Alan Jackson

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Music Tuesday : Gym Class Heroes, Safetysuit, Grace Potter, and Alan Jackson


Following up "Stereo Hearts" with Adam Levine, Travie McCoy is back with a more rock infused track for the second hit single off their new CD.   Featured here, the recurrent theme of an artist on the road and distance taking a toll on a relationship.  UK singer / songwriter, Neon Hitch, shines in the video as Travie's love interest and sings the memorable hook, "Get your ass back home!"   

Alan Jackson is the master of singing songs that cut to the emotional heart.   Whether it's songs of 9/11, tributes to legends like Hank Williams Sr, memories of the start of a new love, to this raw, sensitive track about ending a relationship.  The guitar solo perfectly blends with Alan's lyrics of broken hearts and opportunities lost.  Tear in your beer country music songs have been around for years and it's great to hear Alan Jackson keeping "real" country alive and well.



Great video!  Christian rock artist, Safetysuit, debuts a relevant new anthem about although life can be tough and current economic times are depressing and hitting so many hard, "these times will pass".  Everyone has their own issues crippling them at times (as the video demonstrates) but the hopeful conclusion to the video shares an uplifting, enduring message of recovery.  Think of when you were at the lowest moment of your life, then think of NOW, those bad times do pass.   

"DEAR PRUDENCE"                   GRACE POTTER

From her iTunes session live, Grace performed her bluesy hits like "Paris"  but also took on the challenge of covering two of the biggest musical artists of all-time, The Beatles and Madonna.  Her "Like A Prayer" rocks harder but on the White Album classic, Dear Prudence, Grace treats the classic with reverence and adds her feminine touch to the Beatles masterpiece.   Love the simple line:  "the sun is up, the sky is blue, it's beautiful and so are you, dear prudence, won't you come out and play"!

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At 1/31/12, 10:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet!! I've seen Gym Class Heroes and Safetysuit a few years ago, great show :) I love those songs but never seen the videos, thanks!!

At 1/31/12, 10:17 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grace Potter's voice is precious, I want to add this to my music collection without a doubt. The Alan Jackson song was sooo depressing but incredible lyrics :)

At 1/31/12, 11:56 AM , Blogger Mike Pease said...

fetysuit is new to me but I really liked this video, were they good in concert? Yes, that's the best cover of Dear Prudence ever! Love when a woman covers a song originally by a male, such a different perspective on the lyrics.


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