Toronto rock artist Eamon McGrath has released “Yellow Sticker” off of his latest album The Long Hard Road.
The song takes a welcome step away from his signature sound.
Usually, McGrath’s songs are driven by aggressive, passionate vocals. On “Yellow Sticker,” his voice is met with prominent delay as his words are echoed throughout the track as if he’s shouting out into an empty sky.
Another feature of this track is its undeniable influence from bluegrass music; instrumentally, and lyrically:
“’Yellow Sticker,’ is about clandestine evil and mimics an Appalachian, bluegrass style, which mirrors the common country music lyrical traditions of singing about Satan and a fear of the unexplainable,” says McGrath.
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