Today, Greensky Bluegrass shared “Get Out,” a B-Side recording from their most recent studio album, 2022’s Stress Dreams (Thirty Tigers). As a pairing, the single has been delivered alongside an official music video, recorded and edited by Dylan Langille on location during the group’s recent visit to Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Harpa Concert Hall.
“Get Out” showcases the ensemble’s ability to meld emotive tales of lived experience into song and generate material that sticks with their listeners and plucks the heartstrings, something the ensemble–Anders Beck [Dobro], Michael Arlen Bont [banjo], Dave Bruzza [guitar], Mike Devol [upright bass] and Paul Hoffman [mandolin]–have been known to do.
Offering background on the new number, Hoffman delivered some notes via press release: “‘Get Out’ is anchored in internal reflection but also includes commentary on our society’s struggle to better itself,” he began. “Recognizing patterns in our behavior doesn’t always make them easy to correct.”
Today’s drop arrives after Greensky Bluegrass shared “Congratulations and Condolences,” the initial B-Side release from the Stress Dreams archive. The track was written after Joshua Davis lost his father and welcomed a son just days apart. The timing of two major life events presented a mix of congratulations and condolences, which provided striking context to the complexity of life and friendship in the face of joy and heartbreak. Read more here.