J.R. Carroll’s latest single “Diamondhead” is some of his best work yet.
Carroll’s first release since his OurVinyl Sessions EP back in March, “Diamondhead” is a hard driving, fast moving love song that strays from his typical sound and showcases Caroll’s limitless potential when backed by a full band.
With clever lyricism and vivid imagery that depicts a day on the Illinois River in Tahlequah, OK, an area prominent in the catalog and ethos of Oklahoma royalty the Turnpike Troubadours, “Diamondhead” is an Eastern Oklahoma anthem of sorts.
Check out Carroll’s recent masterpiece “Diamondhead” here:
“She grabbed me by the hand and walked me out onto the floor Put Turnpike on the jukebox I can’t take it anymore
So if she wants to dance, then I guess I’m dancin’ If she wants to run then I’ll run until I drop And if she wants to make me question ’til I’m crazy Ain’t much that I can do, can’t bare to see it stop…”
Carroll first appeared on the scene as a close friend and frequent collaborator of Zach Bryan back in his early YouTube days, and as an extremely talented multi-instrumentalist, he still tours the country playing the keys at stadiums alongside ZB and Co. Despite their busy touring schedule, Carroll has still found the time to write plenty of spectacular original music and even play a handful of full band shows of his own.
Make no mistake here, though – J.R. Carroll has obviously found success as a member of Zach Bryan’s band, but it’s just a matter of time until his original music takes off.
As he gets to play more shows and release more originals, Carroll continues to prove that he can write and sing with the best of them, and especially when backed by a full band, there aren’t too many better acts out there.
If you haven’t heard any of his other originals right now, then you’re missing out.