Cowboy Tears (Indie Exclusive Yellow)
Label: Atlantic Records
Cowboy Tears sees Oliver Tree carefully crafting a "cowboy emo" aesthetic unlike anything you've seen or heard. Oliver decided to craft an album that was more focused and draws equally from the genres of alternative, pop and country, taking sonic inspiration from everyone from Sugar Ray to R.E.M.
"I think one of my biggest strengths as an artist is the fact that I'm able to step back and see where there are holes in the pop-culture matrix," Oliver explains when asked about his overall vision for Cowboy Tears.
From the album's opener and first single "Cowboys Don't Cry" to the acoustic-based anthem "Freaks & Geeks" to the electronica-inspired experimentation of "Things We Used To Do", Cowboy Tears is social commentary disguised as saccharine pop - and what's most impressive is the way the album succeeds on both counts.
- Cowboys Don't Cry
- Swing & A Miss
- Freaks & Geeks
- Suitcase Full of Cash
- Balloon Boy
- Things We Used To Do
- Get Well Soon
- Playing With Fire
- The Villain
- Cowboy Tears
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