Josh Rouse’s last album was a critically acclaimed salute to the lite-rock of his birth year (1972). If you weren’t turned off by its rampant mellowness, you’ll dig the singer/songwriter’s follow-up Nashville. “It’s exactly the same,” Rouse told Rolling Stone last month. “Why would we change anything?”
The new album is already garnering comparisons to Americana classics like Neil Young’s Harvest Moon and Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline, but this jangly first single sounds undeniably like the Smiths.
Wanna hear more? Nashville drops stateside 2/22.