If I had to list just one great thing 2021 has brought us, it would be the Zac Brown Band becoming the Zac Brown Band again.
We’re passed the weird growing pains that albums like The Owl, and Zac Brown’s solo project The Controversy brought us, leaving us all scratching our heads.
However, right when we thought the old Zac Brown we all knew and loved was a thing of the past, the group brought us a song called “Same Boat,” which allowed us all to take a deep sigh of relief, because the song brought that original sound that put the band on the map.
And now, they’re adding a couple more singles to the arsenal, as they released the soulful “Stubborn Pride” featuring Marcus King, and the beachy “Paradise Lost on Me.”
Brown gave his thoughts on “Stubborn Pride:”
“‘Stubborn Pride’ means a lot to me.
I love the poetry of the verses in this one. Sometimes it takes people a long time to get everything right. But with your stubborn pride, it’s hard to admit that you messed up a little bit and that you need a change.
I tell people that are having a hard time that it’s never too late to get it right.”
He also weighed in on the beach themed “Paradise Lost on Me:”
“The happiest sad song we’ve ever done. I love the second verse: ‘Without you, it’s just waves trashing kids’ castles and it’s the salt in the wound all over again.’
The guy found love there at this spot and never found anything like it again, so he comes back to that place again to be close to where it happened.
In the song, we never give away what happened to her, but you know it was something he could never actually get over. You have to write your own story.”
So here’s to the Zac Brown Band.
Needless to say, the country music world is happy to see y’all back in full form.