The Belfast band, Pine Barrens, have recently released their debut single entitled “Rita”.
My first impressions of this single were entirely positive. What appealed to me, initially, was the distinct husky voice that is reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen mixed with Liam Gallagher. The music is upbeat and the lyrics are catchy from the first play through.
With lyrics such as ‘Rita tell your mama so. Tell her I ain’t going to ever let you go. Because she doesn’t think I understand this thing that I’ve behind a woman and a man’ the song isn’t just catchy but it is pretty relatable for the audience. They have perfectly juxtaposed a complicated subject matter with an up-tempo style.
As their debut single, I for one am very impressed. It is abundantly obvious the amount of time and work that went into ‘Rita’. I can’t wait to see what 2017 holds for Pine Barrens.