Aint Quite a Truck
Ain’t Quite a Truck is the 1st single for the revised band Journey Home. As Acoustic Journey these boys have gathered quite a following, they are very familiar faces on the UKCM scene, both on the stage and off the stage. If they play at a festival, when they can they stick around for the whole event and will be found, ermmm, somewhere near the bar! As a result, they are renowned for their drinking skills as well as their musical talents! Middle of last year the boys (Andrew Jones, Ben Guerney and Andy Sammons) decided they wanted to go bigger and better. As a result they brought a bassist on board – James Archer, which meant they could no longer call themselves Acoustic Journey, so a new name was needed. So, like a butterfly, Acoustic Journey metamorphosed into Journey Home. (I have a feeling this was as the result of a drunken train journey home after watching a gig!)
There is a new EP in progress and Ain’t Quite a Truck is the 1st track from it. The sentiment behind the song stems from Jonsey buying a new car, Ben came round to look at it & after Jonsey proudly showing it off, Ben dismissively said “Yeah, but it ain’t quite a truck is it?”
It is definitely a richer, fuller sound with the 4 band members. The song is a catchy number about a car (obviously) and although it isn’t a truck, it is full of memories and still gets him to where he wants to be. Back roads, Jim Beam, Moon shine and girls are all included in the lyrics and you can sense hot sultry nights with the windows down & music blaring – Country of course, Kip Moore probably!! It is a feel good uptempo song that the boys are so good at producing. There are some great harmonies going on. Just over half way through it goes quieter with just Jonsey & his guitar, but then it builds back up again to the full sound.
When it was released, Ain’t Quite A Truck got into the top 10 of the iTunes Country Chart, I love it when a UK act manages that!
I am quite excited about the future of these boys. They work hard and they play hard, they are fun loving guys and it comes across in their music. I am looking forward to seeing more of them and watching their journey with interest! The single is available on iTunes (obviously!) but also on Spotify, although I am sure the guys would rather you spent the 79p, yup, change out of a pound and downloaded it from iTunes.
Alternatively, Journey Home are currently running a Pledgemusic campaign to help fund the making of their latest EP. There are many options available and I urge you to take a look & help these boys on with their journey! Each of the options includes a downloadable copy of the single!