With one hailing from LA and the other from Nashville, one can’t help but wonder just how Adam Carpenter and Jason Bennett met. Yet, meet they did, and it’s lucky for all of us.
True, the temptation to boil a project down to its location can be a trap for arbitrary labels, it’s hard not to hear those respective cities in the music of Baseball Game: that professional LA sheen intertwined with Nashville’s pure love for playing. The concoction crafted between these two representatives of those musical worlds proves intoxicating.
This balance, and a genuine knack for songwriting, is shown on “Woman”, shared recently along with the news of the duo’s self-titled debut EP. Echoing the very best of dad rock all while reaching for something new, “Woman” has a wistful, nearly surreal quality to its empathetic vocals and lurking, delicate chords. It’s truly lovely.
Speaking on the song, the band shares, “‘Woman’ originated from a demo made last spring. We wanted the song musically to feel like we were in a trance, the same way we felt when watching random YouTube videos of people dancing to slow disco from the 70s without sound. Lyrically, it ties into our other songs but with more of a present day perspective on a relationship. It talks about being infatuated with another person that you’re either in a relationship with, or possibly pursuing one. Another take on it would be trying to fill an empty gap and finding a source of excitement/happiness for a moment in time, when you haven’t felt it. Doesn’t necessarily mean we’re talking only of a relational idea. This could be anything that acts as a distraction that you don’t mind being distracted by.“
Check “Woman” out below, and look for the Baseball Game EP on August 7th.