Matt and I joke that music is what brought us together…and it’s most likely what will keep us together. It may seem silly, but music has this rare ability to connect people and bring them together without much effort and little conversation. The notes and the lyrics do all the talking and in a way share a piece of ourselves that we sometimes have trouble putting into words. When Matt and I were “just friends”, we’d constantly send each other playlists or favorite vinyls for birthdays and holidays trying to express to the other what we were both too bashful to say. Now were married and the music mania continues. In hopes to be just like Harvey Specter from Suits when we grow up, we’ve decided to purchase a new record each month to help grow the collection.
The first album we chose for the month of March was their first and self titled LP, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Nightsweats. They are a fairly new band (2015), from Denver, and range from folk to vintage rhythm and blues. You may recognize them by their more popular song, S.O.B, which is ironically all about about sobering up and getting clean. The lyrics say one thing and the infectious uptempo notes say another; a perfect crafting of what I imagine is the artist’s internal struggle.
Above, I’ve shared one of their other popular singles from the album, I Need Never Get Old. It’s all about love and love lost. Enjoy 🙂