Premiere: The existential musings of Jake Riley and the Social Workers in “For All and None” (lyric video)
I blame my frequent business trips to Nashville in the past 2 years, but I’ve been growing a soft spot for country. Not full on pop country or classic outlaw country, I’m not there yet. Actually, I take that back—Kacey Musgraves and Cassadee Pope have grown on my considerably.
Maybe I’m just in denial? Whatever the case, I can state with certainty that my musical tastes have accepted that which resides in that country rock and Americana realm. Enter Jake Riley and Social Workers.
Jake Riley is a Michigan musician who is better known as the bassist for Americana rock band Big Shoals. Today, however, the focus is all on Riley’s project. We are privileged to premiere the lyric video for his single “For All and None.” Listening to this song is like experiencing a really laid back existential crisis.
You know, there’s actually a lesson here. Not everything that seems like a big deal actually has to be a big deal. There’s catharsis sometimes in ‘fake it till you make it,’ when that method is art.
Anyway, take a listen to the song below, and then go follow Jake Riley the Social Workers on Facebook and Instagram. Their album For All and None is out now.