Rock ‘N’ Load Exclusive Video Premiere: Chuck McDermott “You Always Do That To Me – Sometimes”

Video Premiere: Chuck McDermott “You Always Do That To Me – Sometimes”

photo credit: Cary Mulcahy

There is a saying that “in contradiction and paradox, you can find the truth.” Boston-based Americana/Country artist Chuck McDermott knows this well and was inspired to write a song around this idea.

Having spent a better part of five decades splitting his time between making music and fighting for just causes in the political world, McDermott has been around the block enough to know the world is full of contradictions. He used that knowledge to create his latest single, “You Always Do That To Me – Sometimes,” and an accompanying video, which we are pleased to premiere on Rock N Load Magazine today.

The track is the third single from McDermott’s upcoming 7-track EP, 38 Degrees and Raining, out on March 26, 2021.

In the song, McDermott sings over a blues guitar riff, “Old things seem new / Lies now seem true / Mud fills my shoes / Black turns to Blue.” In the video, Chuck and his bandmates groove along in a heavy walking tempo, really feeling that mud. The two electric guitars and slide guitar provide the syncopated groove lines, while the McCrary Sisters add their soul flavoured vocals to the mix. The combination makes the track enticing enough to put on repeat a few times.

McDermott shares how he came up with the song, saying “I was attracted to the phrase ‘you always do that to me – sometimes’ because of the hint of humour inherent in the contradiction of something ‘always’ being donesometimes.’ That contradiction embodies a theme which can be summarized as ‘there’s light inside the dark and dark inside the light.’ So when I joined that lyric to a guitar groove I’d been working on, a marriage was made as it always does – sometimes.”

Also featured on the track is Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars on slide guitar, Marco Giovino (also the EP’s producer) on drums, Richard Gates on bass, Duke Levine and Chris Rival both on electric guitars.

Stream the track on Spotify and all other digital music platforms, and head over to Chuck McDermott’s website for updates on his new EP, 38 Degrees and Raining, out on March 26th.

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