Former Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan has just premiered a brand new solo tune called "Non Typical," and it's a catchy folk-rock anthem from his upcoming Till Midnight. The song has a Springsteen-esque quality to it, with barebones verses led by Ragan's gravelly vocals, and an organ-driven, singalong chorus. The songwriting is typical Ragan, with emotions running high throughout. Listen above.
Speaking about the song, Ragan told Rolling Stone:
"Tides of emotion, will and love are completely captivating and ever-changing. When love beckons we either run like the wind, go with the flow, settle to make do or work to make better. Sometimes we connect and sometimes disintegrate. In any case or any relationship, whether typical or not, the ol' 'this is as good as it gets' attitude simply settles for less. Just because we’re smitten, recovering or bonded for life doesn't mean there isn't any more work to do. We make our own choices to stay, go or heal. Work a little harder or love a little stronger. This tune is a message conveying the fact that there's always a way to build a better now and a better tomorrow."
Till Midnight will be Chuck's 4th solo album, and is slated for a March 25th release on Side One Dummy. Digital pre-sale begins on iTunes January 14th. Stay tuned to Zumic as more songs from the record become available.