Shane Smith & The Saints have shared their latest single ‘It’s Been A While’, taken from the bands forthcoming album ‘Norther’, due on the 1st of March via Thirty Tigers/Geronimo West Records.
This will be the group’s first album in five years and showcases the full spectrum of their style that seamlessly blends elements of country, Americana, Southern rock, folk, and a little honky-tonk with soaring four-part harmonies and Smith’s striking baritone vocals.
The powerful ‘It’s Been A While’ exudes an aching sense of longing and pining to be grounded, and surrounded by the ones you love. “I’d started this song years and years ago, during a very low point of touring,” says Smith.
“There were many moments of desperation to be back home, without having the means or money to get there. The lyrics here are derived straight from that time but can oftentimes still continue to hit home for us now.”
Slightly more upbeat than the previous single ‘All The Way‘, this new electric track still has a moody feel that’s dominated by Smith’s booming vocals that you can’t help but be lost in. Using his full bands array of talents, the track is punctured by big electric chords that crash on the chorus and strobing violin that adds to the gritty heartfelt lyrics.
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