Shady Oaks is an Americana, classic country rock and folk rock band that celebrates the rustic allure of the genre. Every composition is rooted in beautiful music concepts and genric nostalgia. In their latest single, ‘Drinkin’ You Away’, Shady Oaks expounds on melancholy and heartache with visceral threads of instrumentation and bluesy vocals. They take this common place theme and transform it with such affecting country rock bounties that you’ll be blown away. Listen Now! 

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The track is so wonderfully human. With deliberate rhythmic dilations and gritty textures, it is enriched with real and raw sentiments. The image of a disheveled and lonely man, drinking under the porch light forms as the vocals lift into the soundscape. His tortured demeanor is conveyed powerfully by the dazing distortions and tearing baritones. We see buoyant folk violin melodies that occasionally break through this heavy cloud. And all these textures swirl into each other to forge a deep connection between the listener and the protagonist. 

Shady Oaks debuted in 2021 and has released six singles and an album since. Compared to the compositions in their album, MAD, with their latest two singles, ‘Broken Mirrors’ and ‘Drinkin’ You Away’ they set out more introspective arrangements. It is the dawn of their new epoch, as they odyssey through pain and misfortune to claw at embers of hope and happiness. 

The track is available for streaming on popular sites like Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music! 

You can listen to ‘Drinkin’ You Away’ by Shady Oaks here –