Still Coming Home To You starts with a banjo riff that continues throughout the song, and is joined with some soft, almost husky vocals, which like the song build towards the very anthemic chorus. It doesn’t have the most original lyrics, but then it would feel wrong to try to make this song any more than it is, because it works so well. It’s a summer evening, windows down in the car blasting out loud kind of song, with feel good factor turned up to 11.
You know what else works? That guitar solo just where I’d want one, about two thirds into the song. It takes it to the next level and bridges the song nicely into the going home (no pun intended) return to the chorus. No drinking beer, no scoring with the ladies, just a good old fashioned story of love and told from via a great voice and accompanying instrumentation. For someone like me who whose love of music started with 80s rock bands, and only recently came over to country, Still Coming Home To You is kind of perfect.
The Rising are a modern country rock band from Belfast who have come out with a debut single that is full of confidence and worthy of of a band more than their fledgling status. Still Coming Home To You comes out on July 20th on iTunes and comes fully recommended as a song you’ll be playing all summer and beyond. There’s more good news in the form of their album, Coming Home, which comes out in August. I have waited until talking about the single before listening to the album, but that is something I can now do and am very much looking forward to doing so. A review will of course be forthcoming.