Johnnyswim and Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors are two of the decade's most acclaimed acts, swirling a range of influences — from modern folk and pop/rock to bluesy, southern soul — into songs like "Home" and "American Beauty." They join forces for Goodbye Road, a stunning EP that reimagines the musicians as a supergroup of singer/songwriters.
Featuring the harmony-heavy vocals of Penny & Sparrow on several tracks, Goodbye Road was written and recorded in the wake of an emotionally-charged year that included the racial assaults in Charlottesville, the loss of rock & roll icon Tom Petty, and the heartbreaking attack upon an audience of music fans at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. The result is a record that not only doubles down on swooning, sweeping melodies, but also offers messages of hope and resilience. It's bright, clear-eyed music for cloudier times.