Southern-rock quintet Blackberry Smoke deliver a blistering reminder that everyone wants what they don’t have – with the added caveat that maybe, good things come to those who wait – in their newly released song “Best Seat in the House.”
Described by lead singer Charlie Starr as a sort of “sarcastic complaint,” the jangling track features bright guitars, a driving rhythm and Starr’s determined vocal with lyrics about struggling to get ahead. “All my life, I’ve been turned down / One of these days I’ll get the best seat in the house,” he sings in the foot-stomping chorus.
“Best Seat in the House” follows “Flesh and Bone” as the second song to be released from Blackberry Smoke’s forthcoming sixth studio LP, Find a Light. Produced by the band with Starr writing or co-writing each of the 13 new songs, the album will be released April 6th and features guest appearances by Amanda Shires, the Wood Brothers and Robert Randolph.