by Thomas Bedward June 26, 2018
Heartland troubadour and perennial populist, Gary Douglas shares his soul in a brand new single and video, ‘River Road’.
While some artists are content to sing the words and melodies given to them, others, like Gary Douglas, are more focused on writing music that truly conveys a message, one that adds meaning and conviction to their sound. A talented singer and songwriter, Gary Douglas has always believed that it is always more important to speak up for others than to merely stand on a soapbox and shout into the wind. As both an artist and a Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame inducted attorney, that has been both his mantra and his mission throughout his life.
It’s an ideology that is especially evident on his stirring new album, ‘Deep In The Water’, which draws from his real-life experiences and provides an honest connection for all those who feel lost, forlorn, and forgotten in life. Today, Douglas is proud to present the world with the first taste of the upcoming album, with new single ‘River Road’ appearing online alongside its lyric video.
The first new track is a huge, dynamic taste of what’s to come. It’s a song fuelled by passion and traditional Americana, channelling the best of classic rock ‘n’ roll and blending it with a modern soul. ‘River Road’ is part of the culture that Douglas and so many others can identify with, and its heart and honesty makes it resonate perfectly with fans of his music.
"I've always been inspired by people like Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp and John Fogerty, those eternal troubadours that express the soul of the heartland and sing in the voice of the common man," Douglas says. "There's so much pain and dysfunction these days, such a huge divide, and I would like, in my own small way, to offer some healing, to try to get us all on the same page."
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