By: Emma Kopelowicz
July 27, 2020
You may need more than a few listens to take in every last drop of Georgia-native Brandon Whitley’s new release, “More Than a Few Shots.”
In a small town called Monroe, Whitley picked up a guitar at the age of 14 and discovered his love for music. Growing up listening to iconic blues guitarists like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joe Bonamassa, Whitley learned to emulate their style and while crafting his own sound. The artist’s bluesy spin on country music caught the attention of producer and recording artist J. Reid who helped Whitley inject his more traditionally rooted melodies with a bit of modern flair.
On “More Than a Few Shots,” a soul-stirring guitar riff makes you feel some type of way in the song’s intro before diving into the rest of rollicking drum beat and clap-filled tune. Whitley’s clever lyricism and witty twang in his voice give this track that extra pop of personality that takes it to the next level. “I gave love more than a few shots/Gave it a bottle of gin and a bottle of Jack and it left me on the rocks,” the artist kicks off the song with some lighthearted storytelling tinged with cynicism. Armed with his weeping guitar and rock n’ roll rhythms, Whitley keeps the mood of the song upbeat despite his broken heart.
Whitley is giving country music a nice dose of old school rhythm and blues on this catchy new track. With gritty powerhouse vocals and invigorating guitar riffs, Whitley has crafted a thundering ballad that will shake, rattle, and roll your heart strings till the very last note.
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