A dozen years into its history, Red City Radio is ready to no longer "play by the rules to a game that nobody else is playing," according to singer-guitarist Garrett Dale.
That's evidenced by the Oklahoma alt-rock quartet's latest release strategy in the wake of 2018's Sky Tigers. The group released a single "Love a Liar” during September and now follows with "Young, Beautiful and Broke," premiering exclusively below from sessions produced by All-American Rejects guitarist Mike Kennerty and hitting DSPs on Oct. 18.
"From now on Red City Radio will not be held down by time or album releases or cycles," Dale explains. "The most important thing to us is to play good music for people. We just want to play our rock n' roll for everybody, so we're just going to continue to do that. It's 2019; The only thing that really matters is to be able to play music from our hearts and connect with great people and go out and rock n' roll with them."
"Young, Beautiful and Broke," Dale adds, "started out with the (guitar) riff and then kind of rolled on from there like a snowstorm." He cautions against trying to read too much into the song. "The song is about that young, youthful, wild spirit that's maybe not entirely safe or smart, but it's OK," Dale explains. "It's that kind of thing we all have inside of us. Some of us are more wild than others, maybe even a little destructive. But that's what that song is about. It's a love song to danger."
Red City Radio, which manages and books itself, plans to add "Young, Beautiful and Broke" to its live sets this month, which run through Oct. 29. The group will be back in the studio with Kennerty during December, working on an album slated to come out during 2020.