The more we prepare ourselves for a dose of Mundane Magic, the more we are taking a step back and reflecting in preparation. On our latest peek into the indie world we are checking out “Rodeo” the latest single from A Story Told. A Story Told originated in Charleston, West Virginia, an unlikely hub for alternative pop music. Their strong ties to the region have significantly influenced their work ethic and success. Despite their unusual location, the band independently produced and wrote every song since their debut album in 2016. Their music, rooted in personal expression, has resonated with a global audience, accumulating 25 million streams. The band’s sound has evolved while maintaining their original mission and ethos. They credit their achievements to their Appalachian origins, which foster a determined attitude. A Story Told has chosen to push their music independently with consistency, perseverance, and authenticity, rather than relying on a conventional path. This approach has led to their recognition and presence in various platforms, from Vans Warped Tour to NBC’s Sunday Night Football, earning praise for their infectious brilliance.
“‘Like the question ‘What advice would you give your younger self?,’ Rodeo is a self-reflective narrative to the younger/more naive “you” and the things that used to occupy your time and energy. Pain is Gain. Accepting your flaws and past mistakes is wildly better than running from them and closing the door on who you used to be.” – Alex Chaney
A Story Told, the dynamic musical ensemble known for their emotional depth and captivating melodies, has just unveiled their latest single, “Rodeo”. This release serves as a tantalizing teaser for what lies ahead—their much-anticipated fourth studio album, aptly named “Mundane Magic.” “Rodeo” is more than just a song; it’s a poignant, introspective journey into the depths of one’s own history and the evolution of personal values. Vocalist Alex Chaney, the lyrical mastermind behind the band’s emotive storytelling, describes it as a heartfelt letter addressed to one’s younger, more naive self, revisiting the passions and pursuits that once consumed our time and energy. The title, “Rodeo,” seems to encapsulate the notion of life as a wild, unpredictable ride, akin to the thrills and challenges faced by a rodeo cowboy astride a bucking bronco. It’s a song that invites listeners to reflect on their past, to peer through the lens of hindsight, and to embrace the wisdom that comes with age and experience.
Make sure you check out “Rodeo: on Spotify below!
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