Sturgill Simpson

It Ain't All Flowers
Sturgill Simpson
It Ain't All Flowers

#88. Sturgill Simpson - It Ain’t All Flowers (6:43)

I don’t really know much about this Sturgill Simpson guy, as I’m not too clued into the whole country music scene, but a friend had it on good authority that I’d be into him, and sure enough, he was right. “It Ain’t All Flowers” starts out as your typical country song, with twangy guitars, yah-hoo-hoo’s, and a story about how life ain’t really life unless you experience the downs as well as the ups, but by the time we get to the end, it evolves into a psychedelic journey that leaves us searching for our heads, as well as the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.

Best Moment: The breakdown at 2:43 that carries us across from the standard half of the song to the tripped out ending.

The Album [Metamodern Sounds In Country Music]: 5/10