The song chugs along with that same mix of new and old that I mentioned earlier. As for it’s about, the song mentions a man who has suffered from some sort of loss. His friend (the male narrator) offers some compassion to his friend through this ordeal. The song has an easy going nature to it despite the theme. This is a song that could appeal to underground and mainstream fans alike. Much like Zac Brown Band’s “Homegrown” earlier this year, this is a great example of crafting a song that is fun while at the same time has some depth to it. The theme is pretty easy to relate to as well, making it a song for anyone. Actually, we never really find out why the friend is suffering, inviting the listener to craft their own interpretation.
Overall, this is a solid song from an always solid band that proves traditional country can sound fun and smart at the same time. Count me in as someone who is excited for September to roll along for a new album from this group.
Listen: “Down Here”
Author: Zackary Kephart