Just one day ago, Charley Crockett released his newest single, “I Need Your Love,” in preparation for another record. Crockett Plans to release his 10th album since 2015, Music City USA, mid-September.
This soulful teaser to the upcoming album, “I Need Your Love,” was written by Crockett and Mark Neill. The song seems to me to have a Motown feel that is mixed with Charley’s styled country and rockabilly sound.
Mark Neill produced, Welcome to Hard Times, which was released by Charley Crockett in 2020. He has stuck with Charley for this upcoming album, Music City USA.
Mark Neill is a producer with over 30 years of experience. He has won awards for his work as a producer including a Grammy for “Best Alternative Music Album,” for his work with the Black Keys. Charley Crockett has stated that Neill is the only person who could have brought his vision to life. I believe in Charley and cannot wait to hear what’s in store on this next album.
“Sad, uplifting, hard, and sweet, complex and delicate all at once, his songs are like life itself, just like the songs’ creator: like nothing you’ve heard or seen before, a genuine Texas original.”Joe Nick Patoski
About the new album and Charley Crockett Joe Nick Patoski wrote, “Sad, uplifting, hard, and sweet, complex and delicate all at once, his songs are like life itself, just like the songs’ creator: like nothing you’ve heard or seen before, a genuine Texas original.”
I whole heartedly agree with Patoski. Listening to Crockett brings me a breath of fresh air in this dust storm called life. Crockett has a way with words. Listening to the ranges of music on any of Charley’s songs brings me great pleasure. Charley Crockett is a skilled songwriter whose songs give his listeners a view to deep inside of his soul.
I have been to several concerts this year, and have tried to make the best of life in this post pandemic world we are living in. Seeing Charley Crockett Live last May is one of the Highlights of my own life in this trying year. If you ever get a chance to see this showman in action, you should take the opportunity. Just as Charley’s songs I could listen to over and over and still be able to appreciate the volume of skill that this man displays, I feel that I could see Charley Crockett and his band night after night and still never grow bored. You never know what is coming next. His variation of songs are all so different yet all of them contain a vintage feel that I have grown to love.