Here at the Send Me Your Ears studio today, we’ve been listening to the latest single from Folsom. Old Pop’s Truck was released on March 16th, 2023, and we’re here to urge you, whatever you’re doing, to stop and take a listen to this spectacular creation!
Reading the title of the song, we were fooled into thinking this might be a simple country song with beards and dungarees. Boy, were we wrong! Old Pop’s Truck is a fantastic, 70s leaning rock/ Classic rock song that brings in elements of everyone’s favourite bands of that era.
The song counts in “four two”, which immediately made us warm to the band, and showed the sense of humour that developed as the song progressed. Coming in with the most attitude-laden funky-strutting slow mosh rhythm with heavy guitars, we were gripped instantly at the musicianship of this Paris (France) based band. The guitar and bass blend very smoothly together and the song had us unconsciously slow-nodding right from the start.
When the vocals come in, they are reminiscent of ZZ Top, and with some glorious layered vocal moments and sections of just vocals, this track gives plenty of opportunity for Cattet to shine.
And that’s something else we love about this track – every member of the band is given plenty of opportunity to display their outstanding musicianship. From a couple of spectacular guitar moments, to a quick bass solo, to some stupendous drum fills that took our breath away, this song has EVERYTHING.
This song truly is a true work of art. Music is just as much about how it makes you feel as it is about technical ability and interest. Old Pop’s Truck has it all. We laughed, we slow-nodded, we grinned and we picked our jaws up off the floor at the intricate solos. Make no mistake. This song will make your day.
We adored the comedy moments within the song – there’s an entire section of spoken word while a redneck-sounding guy tries to start his truck. We sat in awe at the Lynyrd Skynyrd nods during the ever-increasing guitar solo towards the end. This song has so many expertly executed sections that in the entire five-and-a-half minutes of it, there is not a second that isn’t gripping.
Ideas from our ears
A boost at 300Hz would fill out a slight gap in this area. A wide boost centred around 6kHz could increase the presence and definition overall as well. As always, these are just some ideas from our ears.
Folsom’s single, Old Pop’s Truck, is one of the most exciting, fun and musically impressive crossover rock/ Classic Rock songs we’ve heard here at Send Me Your Ears in a long time. This shoots them to the top of our “one’s to watch list.”