‘Sweet Lucinda’, the new track from West Virginian Tony Harrah starts off pleasingly, in a burly troubadour kind of way but when it hits the chorus it locks you in. The shift of the drums and the upward melodic surge will win you over instantly. “Ah yes, this is great,” you’ll nod to yourself as the song triumphantly carries you through to its electric guitar and background sonic clattering conclusion.
Focusing its narrative on a farmer who, instead of the ever-popular financial problems associated with similar stories from a bygone era, is dealing with his wife leaving him. “It’s like your heart controls the rain,” he sings.