Single Premiere: “Wednesday” by J.M. Hart

J.M. Hart sings of the woes and wares of the working man on “Wednesday,” the lead single from his upcoming record, Slips, Trips, & Falls.

If you’re new to RCU, Hart is an exceptionally personal and genuine singer-songwriter and podcaster based in Virginia. His music is often a blend of different aspects of the folk rock spectrum, with some tunes dipping further into country flavors, while others lean further into slightly psychedelic territories. Regardless of what style Hart happens to be finding himself in, his humor, humanity and love for a good story always shine through. This is especially true with his latest song, “Wednesday,” which laments the strife of the everyday worker. Check out the video for this new track below:

With sardonic lyrics like “the only cause for Monday to give us heart attacks” and “the only good about Tuesday sleeping on Tuesday night,” Hart immediately relates to all kinds of workers from all walks of life. It’s this wry wit and charm that makes this song and the majority of Hart’s music accessible to a very wide audience.

Between the track’s moody sea shanty-like arrangement, social commentary and the video’s use of stock footage of laborers from the early 20th century, it’s easy to draw comparisons to the songs of folk music heroes like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Joan Baez.

The working man’s not quite dead yet, so “Wednesday” will always remain a timeless tune. Click here to preorder Hart’s Slips, Trips, & Falls LP right now, ahead of its June 3 release!

-KH


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Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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