We love a decent Country reference and a bit of imagery – and the new track Stuck Behind A Tractor from Tommy Atkins gives us both in the title alone!
We nominated Tommy in the Best Song category in last year’s Silverball Country Awards for “Cinderella’s Had A Drink”, and whilst it wasn’t the winner, it showed how far Tommy has come whilst still possibly being under the radar of a lot of UK Country fans and festivals.
Tommy’s voice and style seem to have matured a little since his previous, more up tempo/poppy releases, which is appropriate with the song being a coming-of-age type, reflective release.
As Tommy himself puts it
and I thought that was the perfect metaphor for where I’m at right now. and not lose my shit when things aren’t happening as quickly as I’d like.
Undeniably Country, with a twangy guitar in the intro and the instrumentation you would expect from a Country song, Tommy again shows his skill at writing a Country song with a very UK slant to it – although getting Stuck Behind a Tractor is probably a worldwide hazard!
The song and imagery is about turning thirty, and life under Covid, two things that have possibly encouraged a lot of people to stop and take stock of themselves and their life. Tommy includes some wise words in the song
Take a breath, destress learn to take it slow
Which is good advice for us all!
Our advice – if you haven’t heard Tommy’s music yet, take a breath and check out both his new single and his back catalogue of work.
Stuck Behind a Tractor, the new single from Tommy Atkins is available to download and stream from 6 May