Daughn Gibson is in possession of a seriously pant-stirring voice – dark, deep, moving and oh-so-sexy. Coupled with a country drawl and double-time snare rolls, his track (the opener on his second album Me Moan) The Sound of Law evokes not just stirrings in my pantaloons, but of a caged urgency of an old soul just looking for an end in sight. The lyrics describe his being born on the roadside to a beast of a man – obvious allusions to his career as a trucker before releasing his debut LP All Hell in 2011. The cage is the cabin, the end he is looking for, the end of the road. It’s country with an indie-rock-electronic twist that had me turning the radio up when I caught the opening twang of the guitar followed by those urgent drum rolls.
There’s no denying it.
I am obsessed.
I could happily sit in a darkened room and listen to this on repeat all day long. I recommend you give it a try yourself.