Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Michigan produces some aggressive music. Think Eminem, KISS and Kid Rock. It’s no surprise then that the first descriptor on Wikipedia’s page about Mike Mains is that he has “aggressive vocals.” But the trio got its start in Texas, known for its slower western-style tunes and less for, well, hard rock. Regardless of where home really is, the group’s northern/southern influences have made for a bright and shiny brand of pop music.
The first stanza of their latest track “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” highlights this combination. Though it might begin with a uke, the rest of the track lets that Detroit Rock City ethos do the rest of the work. The aforementioned vocals are countered by poppy guitar and a funky bass groove, and if you don’t believe that everything’s gonna be alright by the end of the song, frankly, you’re not listening hard enough. Stream it below.
Mike Mains & The Branches’ Calm Down, Everything is Fine will be the band’s sophomore album and comes out February 18th.
STREAM: Mike Mains & the Branches – “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”