Neighbor Lady Shares Latest Single ”Taking U 4 A Ride”

Georgia-based band Neighbor Lady have shared a new single “Taking U 4 A Ride.”  The single marks the last track the band shares before the July 1 release of their new album, For The Birds (Park The Van). “Taking U 4 A Ride” borrows less from the cinematic and more from the all familiar territory of shimmering pop-rock.

Once primarily associated with indie-country, on For The Birds, Neighbor Lady push the boundaries of their music into more atmospheric and even unconventional realms, with songs that are just as inspired by the ornately arranged storytelling of Andy Shauf as the baroque experimentalism of Scott Walker. While gorgeous top-line melodies, spirited rock hooks, and Braden’s richly emotive vocals (and plenty of twang) remain the core components of their sound, on For the Birds, Neighbor Lady expands their purview to encompass an elegant style of lush and textural guitar pop sprinkled with, as Braden puts it, with “reverb and magic.” For The Birds was mixed by Noah Georgeson, whom the band admired for this work with Shauf, Cate Le Bon, Devendra Banhart, and Joanna Newsom—“Albums that kind of have their own little universes,” says guitarist Jack Blauvelt. “And that’s how we tried to treat this one, with all the tiny magical noises in between things.”

Photo Courtesy: Sam Johnson