Town and Country
introduction by sammy maine
words by ben littlejohn and denis sager
Town and Country exists in a confined, solitary space. One that allows our speckled ruminations to gush out of our confined selves, allowing us to stop acting for others, to drop the strained smile for a split second. There’s a certain relief that comes with saying exactly what you want to say, even if it’s in the middle of the night, too quiet for anyone to take notice. With each member living in different states – Nashville and New Orleans – Town and Country saw Littlejohn and Sager record demoes separately, sending them back and forth via email. The album is the result of two friends expressing these insular confessions, knowing that the other would not only listen but build upon them to understand and to amplify the words they were hearing. It’s giving each other a leg up in a world that barely offers a hand.
The record isn’t out until Friday but you can stream it in full right here, and scroll a little further down the page to read a track-by-track guide to each song on Town and Country as well as some exclusive recording photos, courtesy of members Ben Littlejohn and Denis Sager.
Ben: Definitely one of the jealous breakup songs on the record. Deals with the feeling of someone not being in your life anymore and wondering if they still think about you the way you think about them. Also very candidly states that there are parts of people that you truly never let go of which I think took me a long time to figure out. I’m still amazed at the lack of drums until the second verse it’s like you don’t realize they’re not there until they come in.