TRACK: Nick Faber – ‘Soon You’ll Be Mine’: bringing back the bayou

SOMETIMES inspiration hits in the most unexpected circumstances: a chance trigger, if you will, that sets you on a new course.

And so it was with Fabyl and Appleseed Cast man Nick Faber who, off on a deep vinyl crate-diggin’ session across Florida, came across an unknown and weatherbeaten busker, his music macerated in deep southern bourbon.

An idea flashed. So began his Lost Highway Tapes project, an album visiting the blues-rock-southern boogie tradition and taking it forward, from which he has now spun off the latest single, “Soon You’ll Be Mine”.

“Soon You’ll Be Mine” is a deep-fried slice of bayou country rock, barreling in on a tremulous slide guitar, raunchy blues harp and Nick bringing the Dixie soul; alienated, alone, out on the interstates, the narrator of our song finds resolve in wishing that “soon you’ll be mine”.

This track forms a one-two boxer’s jab of recent, powerful blues-rockin’ tracks: a few weeks ago, we covered the previous single, “Sensational”, here.

If you’re looking to hop Nick’s collaborative, continent-spanning road train, then The Lost Highway Tapes is now due for a full release in September. Watch out for announcements at

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