My number one breaks the trend that tracks released at the very start of the year tend to fade away compared to more recent ones. From the moment I heard it I fell in love with it. The Barr Brothers are Canadian, which I think explains the strange Boy Scout uniform in the video – or is he a Boy Mountie?
Not to everyone’s tastes I suspect, but it builds in a lovely way and has the most glorious fuzzy guitar solo two thirds of the way. The album is great as well, but this is the standout track. My song of the year is ‘Come In The Water’ by the Barr Brothers.
Just 2,851 YouTube views? Internet: hang your head in shame!
For Andy & Roy’s songs of the year see below. Meanwhile the whole Twenty is here.