Friday, September 22, 2023
– The Cadillac Three debuted their latest single and accompanying music video today for "Double Wide Grave."
The song was inspired, in part, by the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
With the Foos' as a key sonic influence on the track, TC3 shifts between melodic passages in the verses to choruses in which frontman Jaren Johnston wails.
"It's a heavy love song," Johnston said. "'Double Wide Grave' is another song I wrote about me and my wife, but it happened to be written when we were also dealing with the loss of Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters. I made that track a day or two after he passed. At the time, I was producing the Foo Fighters' guitarist Chris Shiflett's album, so I got to witness the pain the band was going through. I did everything in the song like they would've done it, just with a southern TC3 spin added in, and it worked."
In 2020 the Nashville trio of Johnston, Neil Mason, and Kelby Ray released a pair of albums in "Country Fuzz" and "Tabasco & Sweet Tea."
"We put out 31 songs in one year. It was like, let's give people a breather. Let's give us a breather," Johnston said. "We were coming off COVID, and then my dad passed away. It's a whole different life now. Talk about having some shit to write about."
"This record does have a lot of growth, a lot of hurt and heartbreak," said Mason, the group's drummer. "We are a little more grown up now, but we're still doing the same thing we were doing in the beginning."