We love Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (https://boomermusicupdate.com/weekly-whatever/you-have-to-hear-nathaniel-rateliff-sing-s-o-b/ ) and his latest, “You Worry Me,” is explosive, compelling and gritty, with roots in early New Orleans soul.
Rateliff breaks boundaries and he’s difficult to pigeonhole. His voice projects vulnerability, which means he’s relatable and sympathetic. His words are adult, intelligent, and a bit abstract…but the attraction to Rateliff isn’t the lyrics…after all, if your sound is “explosive, compelling and gritty, with roots in early New Orleans soul,” who needs words? It’s all about the energy.
Jesse Hill’s “Ooh Poo Pah Doo Pt 1” (1960) is nonsensical but so exciting to listen to it became a hit, anyway. It, too, is explosive compelling and gritty, with roots in early New Orleans soul.
Released just three-weeks ago, “You Worry Me” is already #1 on the Adult Alternative chart, and it’s getting gaining momentum in the Alternative rock spectrum.