If you’re looking for an unapologetic commentary on the reality of life for the struggling working class right now, look no further.
BJ Barham knocked this one out of the park.
From their upcoming album Lamentations, the newly released “Me + Mine” tells the story of the so-called “American Dream,” and what happens when you bust your ass your whole life, get nothing in return, and the industry your small town was built on ultimately leaves you high and dry.
“I wanted to write a song for the forgotten majority here in America. The working middle class was the backbone on which this country was built upon. Countless broken promises from the left and right have left the middle class desperate for a change. This song takes place on the Kentucky/West Virginia border around 2016 and was written from the perspective of someone who has nowhere else to turn. It catches up to our narrator a few years after the election. He’s tired of the thoughts and prayers. He’s tired of the empty words from both sides of the aisle.… This song, this album is about the things that break us as human beings and the ways we dig deep to find a way to make it to tomorrow, knowing that tomorrow could be worse.”
It’s heavy, it’s real, and it’s a tough conversation that needs to be had. A story that needs to be told.
Lamentations hits shelves on May 1st. Mark your calendars.