Having premiered earlier today, “Death Letter Jubilee” is the first that I’ve heard of upcoming Nashville five piece The Delta Saints but does not sound bad by any means! Their debut album by the same name is out tomorrow.
The fivesome, consisting of Ben Ringel on vocals and dobro, Dylan Fitch on guitar, David Supica on bass and Ben Azzi on drums, first met when attending college in Nashville in 2007 and cite the earth, air, fire, and water as their main inspirations when creating music, before coming up with more solid concepts. Speaking of the track, Ringel explained:
“Death Letter Jubilee” is by far the most magnetic track on the album. There’s something eerie about its cacophonous Orleans-inspired chorus, the warm buzz of harmonica, the tinny trumpet whine, and the way one can’t help but be swept away by the utterly irreverent revelry. I love songs where sonically you get one emotion from it, and then you look at the lyrics and it’s not at all what you expected. Everybody has certain emotions that they’re not proud of. The idea that you can be glad about somebody’s ultimate demise… it’s such a negative thing, but everybody feels something a little like that.
What do you think?