A little background to this song, as usual, taken out of context I imagine it’s hard to connect the dots on this one.
Basically this song is written from a Bartender’s perspective, experiencing all of the different types of people coming through the door. Imagine he or she is talking it out with a customer down on their luck, trying to make sense of things. Observing all of the foolish things around them, on the T.V. a serious spot on the news. The whole thing is tied to the line “take a strong look at what you’re living for”.
I always liked the idea of the bartender being the voice of reason to discuss things with, and often times they see people’s true colors without inhibition.
Pressing Strings is a soul stirring trio based out of the musically fertile scene of Annapolis, Maryland. Their sound is versatile and stems from lead singer Jordan Sokel’s soulful, bluesy songwriting combined with a solid and dynamic rhythm section. Anchored by drummer Brandon Bartlett and bassist Nick Welker, their musical influences span genres and generations. As a result their fan base does the same.
All three members grew up basically on the Mason-Dixon line, in the shadow of Appalachia and sewn into the seams of the Chesapeake. That brackish water seems likely and fitting to represent their style of music. Rootsy and organic, funky and melodic. Their last record, Life of a Tree was released in November 2014. Then they recorded a few tracks at Burley Oak Brewery and those songs are included on their new release titled Owe The Source.