Greensky Bluegrass are kicking off 2022 with a brand new song, and the title track off their forthcoming album Stress Dreams on January 21 via Thirty Tigers.
“This Sounds like a quarantine song- and it truly became one – but was originally based on a recurring experience,” explains Mike Devol. “I’d have what I began to call stress dreams, in which I’d need to be somewhere, often on stage, but for reasons beyond my control, I was unable to do so: my bass was in my car, the backstage door was locked. Sometimes in the dreams, I would need to text, but my phone wouldn’t type. I’d wake up and just be so relieved to not have to deal with the annoyance of whatever inconvenience I was facing. The song took on a melodrama, though, that I was happy to amplify. My wife walked through the room at one point when I was writing the mandolin solo melody in the middle and literally said, ‘well, that’s dramatic.’ Works for me.”
“Not only did Devol write a lyrical epic story of a song, but created the music to match it.” says Anders Beck, “So often a writer hits one mark or another, but on this one, Devol got both”