Song of the Day: Cass McCombs – Unproud Warrior

“I made this album as a way to handle the loss of some close friends. Their memories guided me throughout and hopefully they live through the music. Strange to realize, it wasn’t them who were lost, it was me.” – Cass McCombs

is an eight-song album that feels like a journey among assorted tuneful feelings, somehow shaped to meet whatever it is a particular listener needs, to mirror whatever they bring to these uniformly incandescent and tragicomic tracks. Cass has set the stage, and allows the listener to pick the heroes and villains, the winners and losers, the jokes and the drags. He doesn’t want to present all the questions, let alone the answers. Heartmind. Charlie Burnhamand Wynonna Judd ” featuring Unproud Warrior, and presents the aching and epic country number, “European/UK tour, a August 19th on ANTI (vinyl on September 23)-, out Heartmind announces his tenth studio album, Cass McCombs

Lead single, “Unproud Warrior,” is a necessary anthem for these times, where we all seem to have opinions about the critical news of the day without ever quite knowing what to do about it. Invoking Stephen Crane, S.E. Hinton, and fast-food restaurants, it is an allegory about our perception and ownership of responsibility, set to an elegant country & western ache. Enjoy the tune!