By David Tran
Culture Wars, the Austin based rock trio featuring Alex Dugan, Mic Vredenburgh, and David Grayson recently released their single “Let Me Down” this Friday and we are in love! The track is filled with energetic melodies and guitar riffs to compete with Dugan’s silvery voice and the lively percussion from Vredenburgh and Grayson.
The song reminisces a dance party from the very beginning. The light stereophonic touch of guitar throughout the song ringing only in the listener’s left ear is something so special and catchy. Let Me Down’s lyrics are effortless but so memorable, the song speaks on moments when you just get your hopes up knowing that you will get disappointed: “Voicemail right away / I know how this goes / I’m just waiting for you to let me down," sings Dugan. The energy and life that was packed into the track differ from other songs about modern love, by capturing emotions like fearlessness, embrace, and doubt.
Culture Wars's simmering track lends itself for late-night drives and dancing until the sun comes up. “The song was created in what’s become typical Culture Wars style,” says frontman Alex Dugan, “post- vodka and pickle shots at 2 a.m. in the middle of nowhere.”
We are all ears for what Culture Wars has in store in the upcoming year. Check out their new single available on all major streaming services now. Listen below on Spotify.
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