“This is my wheelhouse. I love a narrative housed in a three-minute burner. The song was written after reading Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown. It is a tip of the hat in some ways. The novel is fast, gritty and rings true, and inspired this song,” says Rod Picott about his latest song “Revenuer” off his upcoming album Paper Hearts and Broken Arrows due out June 10th.
Picott has a way with words and is one of roots rocks’ most earnest and visionary songsmiths with a voice recalling that of Guy Clark and Steve Earle. Paper Hearts & Broken Arrows is a collection of some of the strongest songs Picott has put to tape, ranging from a heartbreaking narrative of boxer Sonny Liston’s tragic life to a full-throated and rocking declaration of loyalty. The album was produced by noted producer/ videographer Neilson Hubbard (John Prine, Lucinda Williams, Orphan Brigade).
Glide is premiering the bold “Revenuer” (below) off the album, which is a scalding boil of stark confessional writing that has a powerful “stop and listen” ethos aided by biting guitar work.
‘There is a cinematic nature to the novel I tried to capture in the song – an attempt to put you there in the environs of the character in the song. I wanted the listener to “see” the song and the very faint line between right and wrong. We are sometimes in life called to do something wrong in order to care for what we love,” adds Picott about the tune.