Singer-songwriter Amigo The Devil (aka Danny Kiranos) has shared the single entitled ‘Once Upon A Time At Texaco Pt 1’, the third to be lifted from his upcoming new studio album, ‘Yours Until The War Is Over’.
Echoing the timbre of a raucous bar chant, ‘Once Upon A Time At Texaco Pt. 1’ sees ATD relate a Coen brothers-esque narrative of an unhinged robbery gone wrong, weaving a tragicomic tale in his own inimitable style that includes Cher lyrics and magician jokes, along with a touch of murder.
“I’m guessing that you all feel like a hostage
But I’m sure it feels nice to be held”
“When I write stories, I usually visualise the scenery and atmosphere of it before analysing the words or circumstances,” states ATD of his songwriting process.
“Most of those initial instincts with colour and temperament directly relate to how the concept of the physical music that’s written up to that point makes me feel. I remember the initial lead banjo line for this song was the first part written and I kept thinking that it was genuinely fun but dry and completely unpredictable. None of it has to make sense at that moment, it just has to be accepted for what it is. After that part is dialled, the story writes itself if you let it. I think the end result is incredibly indicative of those initial reactions within.”
Theatrics and lively storytelling abound the track is classic Amigo The Devil. Laying witty lyrics over rolling banjo the track has a country twang and a sinister turn all finished off with a joyous “la la la” singalong.
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