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How The West Was Won
But after five years of sobriety, Perrett has unleashed his first solo record, and it’s a solid effort. His voice has a tobacco-tinged quality as he slurs his train-of-thoughts by way of Lou Reed. Perrett’s delivery is definitely one of that who hit rock bottom, but his lyrical direction doesn’t take his rebound so seriously: he fantasizes about Kim Kardashian’s ass (seriously), and decides between buying food or drugs. It’s these lighter notes that rope you in before the personal confessions break your heart.
The phoenix has risen, and he’s ready to capture your attention.
For his first batch of new material in a decade, The Kinks frontman Ray Davies reflects on his time in the States… for better or worse. He wants to go where the buffalo roam–but realizes the horizon isn’t always endless.
Davies reflects on chasing the American Dream, and trying to catch the dangling carrot always out of reach. There are fascinating tales of troubling starts when breaking overseas, touring adventures, and focusing on the silver lining. The thematic inspirations also ooze into the sound: woozy country guitars and sing-song chants serve as love letters to U.S.A. even when his words don’t.
It’s a fully formed vision that does the genre its named after justice: Davies throws himself in the deep end and soaks up all the American influence he can.