Artist: Rod Picott
Song: “Dirty T-Shirt”
Album: Paper Hearts and Broken Arrows
Release Date: June 10, 2022
In Their Words: “Paper Hearts and Broken Arrows is an album with no filler. It is lean. There are twelve songs, carefully chosen to make the album feel a particular way. It is lush and enormous-sounding and at the same time raw as live-edge woodwork. That is all intentional. This was in fact the mission. My voice has changed over the years; with age, a few thousand shows, damage from bad technique and possibly the Jameson’s as well (though I don’t think the Blanton’s hurt it a bit). I’m comfortable with where my voice has landed. It suits the songs better than ever. I’ve always felt like a bit of an old man anyway and so my voice finally caught up.
“On ‘Dirty T-Shirt,’ the simple rocking between the Gm and F chord sounded like sex to me. There was something elemental in the feel and pace that my mind went to that place. I’ve not infused many songs with a sense of the erotic world; playfully a few times, but not head-on. It was very satisfying to go right to the heart of the thing. That mysterious thing that pulls our bodies together is not completely knowable. There is something primitive and temporal and also spiritual that happens when it works. A tide impossible to resist.” — Rod Picott
Photo Credit: Neilson Hubbard