C&I has an exclusive first listen to bluegrass duo GB Roots’ newest track, “Halfway,” off of their upcoming album, Tumbleweed, out March 2.
In anticipation of their sophomore album, Tumbleweed, the Americana-blues roots duo GB Roots are releasing their newest single, “Halfway,” a slow, harrowing, and eerie tune about running from the devil and being halfway between dead and alive.
“‘Halfway’ is the story of the old ‘crossroads,’ but this time it’s a train with the devil as engineer,” says vocalist-guitarist-banjoist David Barber. “It’s the story of choosing good and evil. Of course we all want to choose good, but sometimes the devil tries to run you down. Like all songs about good and evil, it is also important to have a long guitar solo at the end.”
Consisting of JUNO-nominated Canadian musicians Barber and vocalist-bassist Kirby Green, GB Roots are looking forward to an early March release of the album Tumbleweed, which their website describes as “a contemporary look into the Old West.”
The second single off of the album, “Halfway” is a power ballad packed with distorted electric guitar licks, sinister synth sounds, and vocal harmonies. Blending image-driven storytelling and engaging dark sounds, it’s an evocative track you won’t want to miss out on.
Here’s an exclusive first listen to GB Roots’ newest single, “Halfway.”