When a rampant Lenny Kravitz style guitar riff comes smashing through the speakers you know this ain’t gonna be no love ballad. With lyrics singing of a crazy life and electric guitar licks providing an infectious level of intensity throughout, Casey Barnes’ new single, The Way We Ride is reminiscent of that big raw country rock sound favoured by working Australian bands that travelled through every club and pub in this southern land. Sounds that stirred dancers to put down their tap beer and groove towards the stage and drivers to tap to the rhythm on their steering wheels. Barnes’ The Way We Ride has that definite get-in-the-car-and-turn-it-up feeling.
Having joined forces again with writer and producer Michael Paynter and Michael Delorenzis from MSquared, you can hear their slick guitar laden production that will no doubt be popular on American and Australian country rock festival circuits. And Barnes has criss-crossed the land playing to those places where that melodic Australian rock sound is relished; Tamworth, Caloundra Music Festival, Day on the Green and soon the NightQuarter – regions and ranges where people just love that vintage dusty rock sound.
“To be honest I can’t remember ever feeling more excited about a single coming out,” Casey told our cultural editor recently.
“This track is another step up to where I want to be and it’s a really big sounding song production-wise and it’s going to be so much fun to play it live as well cause it’s such a big track.”
Casey Barnes along with his full band will release the new single at NightQuarter on Saturday June 3 June. You can pre-order on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/TheWayWeRide_CB