New visuals from Nashville based Front Country. Entitled "The Reckoning", the track was written a year ago before the pandemic, when the 'sickness' in the song was just a metaphor. "The Reckoning" is a hopeful prayer that believes we still have time to create a future that works for everyone. The stunning song features cascading harmonies, passionate vocals and echoing string arrangements, creating a thought-provoking release.
Singer Melody shares, "The current political moment has been defined by conflict and polarization but also genuine shifts in collective consciousness and commitment to do better. I have personally done more work in the past few years than at any time in my life in unpacking my own complicity in systems of oppression, and I have seen the same work from others, which feels like the one good thing to come out of all of this."
Front Country is a band on the precipice of a metamorphosis. As multi-instrumentalists, songwriters and composers, the instrumentation and setting have always been secondary to the musical vision that comes through no matter what stage they take. For a band with a genre in their name, genre has always been elusive for Front Country, as they refuse to pick sides or be constrained by any expectations outside their own singular aesthetic. From their beginnings in the SF Bay Area to their new hometown of Nashville, TN, Melody Walker, Adam Roszkiewicz and Jacob Groopman have been on a journey to discover a sound.
While making their third album - their first in Music City - they feel closer than ever to what fans have heard in them all along. SLC Weekly called it "Rugged Americana and Purposeful Pop", and that seems as close as anything to describe the Front Country sound. To them, their namesake is about pushing the envelope, but never losing sight of their roots.