Indie Happy Hour Presents: Rusty Clanton
I think it’s safe to say the Happy Hour could probably double as an Acoustic Lovers Anonymous. If you combine flowing chord progressions, sweet vocals and nearly perfect lyrics… we’re beyond sold. And that’s how Rusty Clanton won us over, courtesy of his song “Ribs and Things”. Now we’re all obsessed and it’s possibly unhealthy. Luckily, one or two of us managed to remain composed and we got to talk about music, Full House, & most importantly, Zach Morris with the talented dude. Check out the songs he’s been listening to and what he’s got to say about ‘em:
Brackett, WI • Bon Iver “This song was the soundtrack to a big part of my life during some major heartbreak last winter. Because of that, this is my go to contemplative track. Bon Iver has gotten a lot of attention lately and that’s a good thing. If everyone were completely honest, they would admit that they don’t understand the meaning of any one of the songs Vernon writes. BUT even then, the fact that so many people can genuinely relate so deeply based only on a musical attitude alone is incredible. Say what you want about Bon Iver… that’s a magical gift!”
Words • GIVERS “I found this band and track during a major period of rediscovery for me. To me this song just screams "rebirth”. This is one of the bands that I don’t try to analyze when I hear them. I just accept it and let it happen to me. And it’s an incredible feeling.“
Satisfied In You • the Sing Team "I found this song during my heartbroken winter as well. It’s about Jesus obviously BUT what makes it so awesome is its honesty. It’s a worship song about heartache and hopelessness. It’s not shiny. It’s not polished like a lot of songs that Christian’s write about Jesus. Jesus didn’t try to sound shiny and polished when he was here. He was dirty and poor. He didn’t use churchy-wurchy language, and there’s no churchy-wurchy language in this song about him.
In the Stream • S. Carey "I studied about in Europe for a semester when I was in college. Right before I left I found S. Carey's All We Grow album and I was instantly sold. This album was my playlist while I traveled through England, Scotland, Ireland, france, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. Every time I play any of these songs (especially this track) I’m brought back. Instant joy.”