Brendan Benson is one of American's best songwriters.
Sure, he might not be the best-selling, but in terms of sheer melodies crafted, lyrics excelled, and wonderful songs released he's up there with the greatest.
New single 'Half A Boy (And Half A Man)' manages to shuffle reflective masculinity into a three minute country-tinged power pop song and make it work.
Immaculately conceived, 'Half A Boy...' is driven by acoustic guitar chords and crunching lead overdubs, but at heart its a gentle beast.
A tale of split personalities, it arrives remarkably whole and bears repeated listens. Tune in now.
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