Sunny War — “No Reason”: Casey’s DJ Pick of the Week

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Casey’s DJ Pick of the Week is “No Reason” by Sunny War! A veteran of the Los Angeles punk scene, Sunny War creates music that combines country and punk sensibilities in an incredibly unique way. A prime example of this style, “No Reason” features twangy guitar licks alongside punk gang vocals, as War blends these two sounds seamlessly. With a distorted electric guitar and a heavier snare, this track would have been a pop-punk banger; with a fiddle and a banjo, the song would have fit in perfectly with a progressive bluegrass sound.

Diving even more into the world of contradictions, Sunny War utilizes the lyrics of “No Reason” to process an internal struggle within herself. To War, one half of herself “is very self-destructive, and the other is trying to work with that other half to keep things balanced.” Metaphorically, this dichotomy fits in perfectly with her musical style, which embraces the introspection of country while maintaining the raw energy of punk rock. Listen to “No Reason” by Sunny War below, and be on the lookout for War’s upcoming album Anarchist Gospel.

Tune in to 100.1 FM or lightning100.com all week to hear “No Reason” by Sunny War, Casey’s DJ Pick of the Week. Share your thoughts on the track by tagging #L100DJPicks on Twitter.