‘So Long’ by Bob Marston & the Credible Sources | Album Premiere

Uncategorized June 2, 2022

‘So Long’ by Bob Marston & the Credible Sources | Album Premiere

Exclusive album premiere of ‘So Long’ by Birmingham-based Bob Marston & the Credible Sources, out June 3rd.


“With songs written as early as 2004, it would be an understatement to say that our debut album has been a long time in the making, which makes the title, ‘So Long’, completely appropriate. The album is a culmination of years of writing songs and developing them through live performance. The sound can best be described, broadly, as Americana but covers stylistic ground from old school R&B to reggae, from classic country to hard rock, with songs ultimately coming across as some form of roots rock. Lyrically, the songs fall into two categories: love songs and social justice anthems: from heartfelt (and at times, messy) attempts to salvage a relationship, processing a breakup, and lamentations of romantic deceit, to stories that convey big questions about social justice, exploring and trying to understand society and our history. The common thread is striving for and finding humanity in ourselves, our communities, and society as a whole”.

 

With songs written as early as 2004, it would be an understatement to say that the debut album from Bob Marston & the Credible Sources has been a long time in the making which makes the title, ‘So Long’, completely appropriate. For fans of the long traveled troubadour, it will be well worth the wait as the album is a culmination of years of writing songs and developing them through live performance. The sound can best be described, broadly, as Americana but covers stylistic ground from old school R&B to reggae, from classic country to hard rock, with songs ultimately coming across as some form of roots rock. Lyrically, the songs fall into two categories: love songs and social justice anthems. The love songs cover a variety of topics from heartfelt and at times messy attempts to salvage a relationship plagued by the challenges of distance and the music industry, processing of a break up, and a patient plea for reconciliation to more straightforward expressions of unconditional devotion and lamentations of romantic deceit.

The social justice songs tell stories that convey questions and commentary on issues of social injustice and an honest exploration and understanding of society and our history. The common thread is striving for and finding humanity in ourselves, in our friends and lovers, in the strangers that could soon become either friends or lovers or stay forever a nameless face in the crowd, and in our communities and society as a whole. The best part of this album is that whether you’re wanting a danceable song with a catchy chorus to use as the soundtrack of your summer or needing a caring hand to comfort you through the depths of loss, heartache, and the realization that sometimes the world we live in is not quite the place it’s made out to be, you will find what you’re looking for in ‘So Long’.


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