John Roderick is the lead singer and creative force behind the band The Long Winters. You’re forgiven for not knowing who they are due to the fact that they haven’t had a proper album, tour, or really any output in roughly six years. I was bored the other day and decided to look into what had happened. To be blunt, not much.
One gem I did stumble upon is that John has been going on entertainment cruises and performing his music as a solo acoustic act. And if you listen to enough of the bootleg live from a cruise boat sets you eventually stumble upon a new track. A track that he explains is the first new music he’s created in four years. A track that he calls Same Song. It’s a gem of a song that I became so addicted to I looped the Youtube video on solid repeat throughout an entire work day last month. For those that are new to John’s style this is a perfect slice of an introduction. Hopefully he puts out a proper album sometime in the near future.