(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Capitalizing on the breakthrough success of their 2017 sophomore album “Burn The Ships” (Cuhmon Records), Blacktop Mojo have released an acoustic performance of one of its songs.
“Underneath” is the album-ending track from that release and it has now been re-tooled in this powerful, stripped down presentation. The Drew McCuistion-filmed video features front-man Matt James and lead guitarist Ryan Kiefer, it was filmed live at Audioworx Studios in Palestine, TX.
Drummer Nathan Gillis commented about the song’s underlying message:
“I’ve seen firsthand how bitterness and anger can destroy a person from the inside out. This song is about that, but also saying ‘I understand what happened, and I’m sorry you went through the painful things that brought you to this point.’ Keep your heart free, forgive people even if they don’t deserve it.“
Check out the clip below. Stream or purchase Blacktop Mojo’s “Burn The Ships” at this location.
Blacktop Mojo are:
Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer