Local Nashville group, The Welters, take us back in time to the early 2000s with their powered track “Soldiers.” The track is the latest addition to their 2019 self-titled EP. The album bears a similar attitude and ambiance to The Strokes’ The New Abnormal with its muffled vocals and harmonious chord changes. Featured on 615 Saturday and the615 this past month, “Soldiers” is Casey’s DJ Pick of the Week!
The Welters is made up of five rock-enthusiast members, who have all graciously chosen to share their talent with us. Les Clark plays guitar and sings vocals; Jack Goodfellow plays guitar and bass; Steve Shaw is on drums. Listeners can feel the energy and passion pulsing through each chord and drum beat. “Soldiers,” with its lingering lyrics and use of simile, has a conversational and charismatic tone to it, appealing to all listeners.
The lyrics, “and they’re walking out together like soldiers. Picking up things that they never told ya. Wondering if I should even bore ya. Keeping things in my hands, you sold her” tell the story of following the pack, but seeking a way out. The song concludes with the words “get me out, get me out,” echoing that feeling of escape.
A legendary group in the making, we thank The Welters for this new addition to our playlists. Listen to The Welters’ “Soldiers” below:
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