5 Songs, 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Some country songs conjure sweet summer twilight falling on back roads in Texas, and on his debut Eley Buck Davis trades in that type of tune. The nostalgic, sweeping pedal steel of “Cigarettes”—a heartfelt ode to love that’s as addictive as nicotine—creates that feeling with wistful ease. “Ain’t the Same” goes for a yearnin’ tone with stirring fiddle runs punctuating its road-weary shuffle. And “Hell of a Man” brings on the darkness and rain with stormy electric guitar.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Some country songs conjure sweet summer twilight falling on back roads in Texas, and on his debut Eley Buck Davis trades in that type of tune. The nostalgic, sweeping pedal steel of “Cigarettes”—a heartfelt ode to love that’s as addictive as nicotine—creates that feeling with wistful ease. “Ain’t the Same” goes for a yearnin’ tone with stirring fiddle runs punctuating its road-weary shuffle. And “Hell of a Man” brings on the darkness and rain with stormy electric guitar.

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