Jake Bracey & the Mountain Laurels – Drag | Beer and Cigarettes
No matter how appealing it may be to play covers for drunken crowds in pubs and bars, it does become monotonous after a while and hinders the creative flow of an artist, if you ask me. As a singer and guitarist who had been familiar with the bar gigging scene for quite some time, Jake Bracey felt the same way and decided to release his debut EP with The Mountain Laurels in 2019. His group is now back with a folk-style, acoustic-indie track titled, “Drag” that features blues-guitars and emotive vocals.
The track kicks off with melancholic melodies that set a slightly sad, folksy vibe reminiscent of 80s Americana music with a hint of country. As the track progresses, acoustic drums carry the rhythm wonderfully, along with soft but resonant bass and slightly distorted guitars. Jake sings with a lot of emotion, and his voice has a strong sense of nostalgia to it. Exploring the experiences of his past, he learns a lot from his introspective journey and reassures himself that no matter how bad things may seem, life gets better as long as you don’t give up.
“Gonna look back on this one day, maybe I will laugh, for the time being, I will see things half / Tell myself it’ll be okay, stare up at the moon, take another drag…”
After his experience as a bar musician, working with multiple artists along the way, Jake started off his project with a few friends and collaborators in the suburbs of Philadelphia. “Drag” sticks to the group’s signature sound, which is boozy, folk-influenced music for those who enjoy sad songs, and I’m sure the fans are waiting eagerly to hear more from these outstanding songwriters.
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