Pardi seeks "Heartache Medication"
Monday, May 20, 2019
– Jon Pardi will release his third album, "Heartache Medication," on Sept. 28, he announced today.
Pardi, who has alternated between traditional country and rock, is in the traditional camp with fiddle kicking off the song. He wrote the song with Natalie Hemby and Barry Dean.
"The single 'Heartache Medication' has an '80s George Strait 'Fool Hearted Memory' feel to it, and is something people can dance to," Pardi said. "That's something I really wanted for this album. There really are no sad songs on this record. It covers a range of subjects, but is ultimately about moving on and having a good time."
Pardi's last album was "California Sunrise," which came out June 17, 2016.
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Jon Pardi may sing about heartache medication with this collection of songs, but his focus on arrangements filled with traditional musical elements (fiddle, steel guitar and twangy electric guitar) is joyfully medicinal for anyone sickened by so much mainstream country music that lacks many (if not all) of these essential country instruments.
These songs read as well as they sound, though. For example, the drinking song "Me and Jack" begins with a thumping, Johnny Cash-inspired country groove. »»»
Jon Pardi apparently isn't worried about chasing something new. He makes that clear on the opening "Out of Style" where he sings "The common way we work and play/Are still alive and well today/Don't' need to find a new way to say/We don't get out of style." He may not have penned the song, but Pardi continues mining a more traditional sound on his recordings (his live shows tend to rock far too much as if he's trying to figure just who he is musically). »»»
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Jon Pardi is an anomaly these days - you're not going to hear any rap or hip hop in the debut from this California native. Nor proclamations about how great farm life is. Yes, you'll hear rocking vocals and instrumentation at times, but the 11 songs are far more steeped in country than most anyone out there today.
That means there's twang in the forceful vocals - a healthy dose of it - plus pedal steel and fiddle (both are prominent on the title track, which has a sort of Jerry Lee Lewis feel). »»»