Holler Country Music
feature

Premiere: Whitney Lockert - 'Everyone Makes a Mistake or Two'

July 6, 2022 12:30 pm GMT
Last Edited November 28, 2022 10:34 pm GMT

x-logo
f-logo
email logo
link icon

Link copied

Content Sponsor

After nearly a decade in New York City, alt-country rocker Whitney Lockert has found refuge and artistic renewal in Los Angeles and classic country on his sophomore LP, Long Way to California.

The latest taste of it, ahead of the album on July 15th, comes in the shape of ‘Everyone Makes A Mistake or Two’; a woozy alt-country slacker anthem about learning emotional intelligence, wrecking relationships and cars, and drinking too much along the way that mixes the driving country rock of Son Volt with the dry humour and irreverence of Jonathan Richman.

“It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at romantic ineptitude and wondering what the heck one is doing with one’s life”, Lockert explained. “It’s also about the classic themes of drinking, putting one’s foot in one’s mouth, and wondering who one’s real friends are. It’s sort of a laugh-to-keep-from-crying kind of song, which I definitely regard as one of the great country music traditions. I think it was influenced equally by some of the Rolling Stones’ more country songs and classic country artists like Waylon Jennings and Buck Owens."

‘Everyone Makes A Mistake or Two’ is premiering exclusively at Holler below.

The album Long Way to California is released on July 15th

Written by Jof Owen
Content Sponsor
Holler Country Music
lists

ESSENTIALSThe Best Country Songs for Dads

Holler Country Music
lists

ESSENTIALSThe Best 80s Country Songs

A Guide To: 95 Years of the Grand Ole Opry graphic
lists

GUIDEA Guide To: 95 Years of the Grand Ole Opry

Artist - Megan Moroney 17
news

Megan Moroney, Nate Smith and Tigirlily Gold Win Early 2024 ACM Awards