Jeremy McComb gears up for the release of his upcoming EP with the new single featuring Caroline Jones, “Back Before I Knew Ya.” The storyteller wrote the tune paying homage to ZZ Top’s Dusty Hills shortly after his passing, penned with longtime collaborator, Rick Huckaby. While in the studio, McComb brought in Caroline Jones to add some sunshine to the summer anthem with her transcendent vocals and flawless harmonies.
“That one was just kind of fun. I was listening to ‘I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide’ and the opening lyric is ‘I’m riding down the road on some cold blue steel, I got my bluesman in the back and a beautician at the wheel.’ I wanted to write something that felt like that. I had this line ‘you were faster than a 66 hard top and I was ragged as a rusted old farm truck,’” shares McComb. “And it was kind of the story of back before I knew you, I really wanted you and now I wish I could go back before I knew you.”
“Back Before I Knew Ya” follows behind the release of his latest singles “Burned Out” (premiered by Center Stage Magazine), and “Last Man Standing” a potent one-two punch and his best performing singles to date, garnering 2 million combined streams and growing.