Single Review: Red City Radio - "Young, Beautiful & Broke"

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Young, Beautiful & Broke

Red Scare Industries




Red City Radio offered “Love A Liar” a few weeks back, and it’s quickly become one of the most listened to songs on our playlist and had us eagerly anticipating what was coming next from them. Our anticipation has quickly been satisfied with the group’s brand new single “Young, Beautiful & Broke.” Flowing straight in from a rock-n-roll infused guitar lick, you’re instantly hooked as Garrett Dale’s signature raw vocals grab hold of you and pull you through the simplicity of the lyric that sings a familiar tale of living carefree. In this case, the story involves a road trip with your better half and he paints the picture with such lines as, “Before you turn the engine on, notice there is something wrong,” and “You fall asleep behind the wheel, like it ain’t even no big deal” – the latter alluding to her more wildly reckless side that not everyone else always gets to see. Channeling an influence from The Who’s “My Generation,” the hook of this song rings a similar sentiment as Dale delivers, “Cause before I get too old, I wanna die young, beautiful & broke.” If you’ve been following Red City Radio for the past decade or so, then “Young, Beautiful & Broke” is exactly what you expect from them – solid guitar work with memorable riffs, an catchy melody, and Garratt Dale’s unmistakable vocals that beg to lumped into the punk rock category due to their roughness, but can’t help but be compared to Americana tilted singers such as Nathaniel Rateliff or Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Red City Radio has hooked us with their new single and we’re eagerly anticipating what comes next.

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