The latest single from Grammy-nominated Oliver Anthony proves that he’s no one-hit wonder.
On Tuesday his latest song “I Want to Go Home” went live on Anthony’s YouTube channel, and fans quickly took to the track.
The song goes deeper in its mournful look at our society than his first hit “Rich Men North Of Richmond,” while remaining equally resonant.
However, the song isn’t simply a lament for the state of the nation, instead, it speaks powerfully to a more personal situation within the political turmoil.
The song opens with the line “I just know I didn’t used to wake up feeling this way cussing myself every damn day.” It serves as a reminder of the struggle many feel with the changing landscape around them. Anthony expresses this idea of being too far from the place we used to call home succinctly, singing “There’s always some kind of bill to pay/People just doin’ what the rich man say/I want to go home.”
The chorus strongly pulls in the emotions of anyone struggling to keep up with the world around them.
The song ends with the scripture Mark 8:36 – “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world but lose his own soul?”.
The combination of Anthony’s thoughtful and emotional poetry with the accompanying guitar riffs and howls allows the song to speak directly to the soul of the listener.
“I Want to Go Home” was viewed over one million times and garnered 145K likes on YouTube in its first 24 hours, a response that speaks to the power and passion of Anthony’s music.
The song has already jumped up the charts grabbing the attention of many listeners scattered to the winds. One music fan commented on the video saying, “I absolutely love this song! Reminds me of the beauty of where home is, something we are struggling to find right now.”
With “I Want To Go Home,” Anthony again proves he is the real deal. Not just a one-hit-wonder or a flash in the pan. He is an artist capable of expressing the true soul of anyone in any situation. We can’t wait to see what else he produces.