We all know the back story behind Pearson and his wife troubles and his former band Lift To Experience and him fucking off to the desert or some shit like that for ten years. The fact is: it’s all irrelevant in comparison to how fucking great his deeply personal album ‘Last Of The Country Gentlemen’ is, and this song taken from it. When he sings ‘Honestly, why can’t you just let me be, and let me quietly, drink myself to sleep?’ it really takes the wind out of your sails with it’s sheer brutal honesty and desperation. The sound of a man singing out his troubles and getting as close to the bone as it gets. Misery and fucking up never sounded this good.
The Best Songs Of 2011: #3 – Josh T Pearson ‘Woman, When I’ve Raised Hell’