STEVE EARLE – ” Times Like These ” Acoustic Version

Posted: June 10, 2020 in MUSIC
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Steve Earle released an acoustic version of a new song, “Times Like These” today via SPIN magazine. A full-band rendition will drop on August 29th as the first of three Record Store Day events.

“This is a song I wrote for a moment at the beginning of the Trumpian nightmare that I planned on releasing closer to the election, but I reckon its time has come today,” Earle said of the song.

A full-band rendition of “Times Like These” is out on August 29th as the first of three Record Store Day Drops events. But last Friday, Earle went back into the studio to give us a preview of the song with a stripped-down version.

The bare-bones recording, with Earle unaccompanied on acoustic guitar, stresses the urgency of ending the Trump administration. The song was written early in 45’s reign and was originally supposed to be part of a new full-length before it became the Ghosts of West Virginia concept album. Its lyrics are sadly evergreen and reflect the problems that the country continues to face today.

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