There’s just something about hearing the nostalgic whine of a great pedal steel in a sad country song, one that makes you want to crack open a beer just to cry in it. I mean, that’s the good stuff right there.
But in Muscadine Bloodline‘s new song, “No, Pedal Steel,” they’re waving the white flag and begging for mercy after the instrument brings back painful memories of a lost love:
“No, pedal steel Don’t wanna feel As lonely as I do now Cuz I’d lose my mind In three quarter time High on that lonesome sound Now that she’s gone I’ve lived ’em all I’ll burn that old jukebox down Cuz your melody makes her memory so real No, pedal steel”
The song also delivers a pedal steel guitar solo for the ages: And like a past love that’s still preying on your mind, it’s impossible to resist no matter how haunting it is.
The album drops February 4th, so we don’t have much longer to wait – which is a good thing, because if the rest of the album brings as much heat as the first three songs we’ve heard, I need to hear it ASAP.