Jake Ward – Lonely Street
With a bold opening that is filled with warmth, Jake Ward’s ‘Lonely Street’ is a rock-infused piece of country that ticks all the boxes.
Make no mistake, this is a song that doesn’t hang around and drives us straight towards the chorus as soon as it can possibly get us there. As a result, it means by the second verse the song has established itself firmly like a new best friend. While ‘Lonely Street’ isn’t going to win any prizes in terms of pushing envelopes or breaking down boundaries, what it does manage to do is stand strong and offer a confident four minutes of grown-up, emotionally rich classic blend of rock and country.
That’s not to mention the moment the song reaches its middle eight, with staccato strings and some effective but never overpowering lead guitar work.
And let’s be fair, this kind of classic country style isn’t going to be to everyone’s taste, but it’s undeniable that this is a track that would sit very well in your road trip playlist or for those times you are simply in the mood for a tune that offers some feel good vibes with a hint of melancholy. Even if you don’t think it’s going to be your kind of thing, give it a try. You might be surprised.