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Sounds | The Red Clay Strays - I Just Wanna Be Loved

Oktober 2022, ik hoor voor het eerst de doorleefde stem van Brandon Coleman op het nummer Sunshine en ben verkocht. Een half jaar eerder had de band hun debuutalbum Moment of Truth uitgebracht. In tussentijd waren ze vooral actief on the road en via hun social media. Nog steeds hoor ik laid back southern rock, met soul doorspekt. Het is ook opnieuw de stem die de aandacht trekt, maar ook een heerlijk stukje slide gitaar. Benieuwd of ze op hun nieuwe album ook eens wat steviger te werk gaan.

Made by These Moments verschijnt op 26 juli 2024 via RCA Records.

Luister ook naar: de live versie

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One of music’s fastest rising bands, The Red Clay Strays are Coleman (lead vocals, guitar), Drew Nix (electric guitar, vocals, harmonica), Zach Rishel (electric guitar), Andrew Bishop (bass) and John Hall (drums). Formed in Mobile, AL in 2016, the group is in the midst of a breakout year, as they’re nominated Emerging Act of the Year at the 2024 Americana Music Awards and continue to achieve massive success with their single, “Wondering Why.” With over 100 million streams to date, the track spent a week at #1 on Spotify’s Viral 50 USA Playlist and six-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Americana Singles chart. The song also reached #84 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, #7 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart, #16 on the Billboard AAA chart and #18 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and continues to gain support across genres. 

“Wondering Why” is from the band’s album, Moment of Truth, of which Billboard praised, “Lead singer Coleman’s gruff, impassioned vocal shines here as always, bolstered by the group’s exemplary musicianship,” while Rolling Stone declared, “the musical manifestation of the push and pull between salvation and redemption…Delta blues, gritty honky-tonk, and Sun Records rockabilly, shot through with a palpable darkness.” Since the release, The Red Clay Strays have also made their Grand Ole Opry debut and toured extensively across the country including shows with Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Elle King and Old Crow Medicine Show.


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