Track: Black Water County – The Only Life Worth Living

Georgia Penny

Hailing from the South West and now celebrating a decade making music together, the award-winning
Black Water County have released a new single, ‘The Only Life Worth Living’, which is the first new
music in almost three years. The track sits as the first in a series of singles the band are set to release over the coming summer and autumn leading to the release of their third studio album of the same name towards the end of the year.

“The Only Life Worth Living is about keeping an open mind, opening doors and moving forward,”
explain the band, “The song summarises our feelings coming out of a hard couple of years for both the
band and the industry as a whole. To us, it means full ‘balls-to-the-wall’ energy because life is too short.

“As times have become tougher our writing has reflected some of these struggles and we’ve found
ourselves focusing on what really matters to us. This track was initially conceptualized pre-covid but
was refined over many video calls during lockdown, forcing us to think outside our normal writing
process. Because of this, we think that it has grown into a track that longs to be shouted from the
rooftops and, now that we’re back out on the road, we’re so thrilled to be performing again to our
audience, knowing that they’re stoked to be back out in the wild too.”

The Only Life Worth Living was recorded with their close friend and long-term producer Lewis Johns at
The Ranch in Southampton. “He’s once again worked his magic,” say the band with palpable gratitude,
“to create a track that we couldn’t be more proud of.”

A whirlwind of frantic drumming, joyous vocals and a cacophony of guitars go to create an infectious danceable beat that is begging to be unleashed on a live stage. The single shows a band that sound refreshed and renewed, ready to bring their brand of noisy folk tunes to the world.

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Thu 09 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Fri 10 LONDON Camden Assembly
Sat 11 BRISTOL Thekla
Sun 12 PLYMOUTH Junction
Thu 16 LEEDS Key Club
Fri 17 NEWCASTLE Anarchy Brew
Sat 18 GLASGOW Audio


Sat 16 BOURNEMOUTH Old Fire Station

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