Lenten Listen #41: Justin Townes Earle – Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way I Feel About You Now April 3, 2012Posted by Matt in Lent.
Tags: Justin Townes Earle, Lent, Memphis in the Rain, Nothing's Gonna Change the Way I Feel About You Now
It’s no secret that I love the neighboring city of Memphis, particularly when it comes to the profound effect it has had on the world of music, so I always pay special attention when artists I enjoy employ styles that are synonymous with the city. One area I’ve seen this in recent years is in the use of soulful, Stax-style horns. Memphis’s Lucero (one of my favorite bands) has used them to great effect on each of their last two albums and now Justin Townes Earle has stepped into the fray with his latest release, further altering his ever-evolving sound in an interesting, albeit different, way.
Also, if using the Memphis sound wasn’t enough, he also name drops the city on more than one occasion on the album, most notably with the upbeat “Memphis in the Rain.” I’m a sucker for name-dropping places I know, so you can definitely count me as a fan.
Instead of lyrics, here is a clip of the song from his recent Little Rock show, which I sadly missed. Enjoy.