#589 James McCartney – Too Hard

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When Paul McCartney is your father, it can be hard to develop your own independent career as a musician. Fortunately, James McCartney does not need to rely on his namesake to grow as his own musician.

The single off his soon to be released album The Blackberry Train, ‘Too Hard’, is available now and is also today’s Song of the Day. ‘Too Hard’ as addictive to listen to as it is upbeat and poppy. It is a fun number that McCartney says he wrote in L.A. and attempted to infuse with a country feel, which he certainly does.

The instrumentation is very fun. It sounds like Neil Young and Dinosaur Jr. had a baby and it grew up to be a producer and songwriter. The song is poppy, upbeat, country-esque, but has an element or grunge and rawness. It’s catchy as can be and definitely worth a listen!