Ahead of their forthcoming album Should’ve Learned By Now (available February 24th from Thirty Tigers), Lucero dropped a new single, “Macon If We Make It”.
In a statement for the release, Lucero frontman Ben Nichols revealed the song’s origins:
“We were on tour in Georgia and a hurricane was coming through. Someone asked where our next show was and we said ‘Macon, if we make it.’ I was aiming for a song kind of like Husker Du’s ‘Dead Set on Destruction.’ I don’t think I hit that mark but the song is fun to play and sing. It also has a kind of Violent Femmes vibe that I like. Their stuff was some of the first songs I learned to play on bass when I was 12 or 13 years old.”