Song Premiere: Joe Fletcher, “Oceanside Motel”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 09.15.14 in News

“Anything can happen/ you can never tell/ but it’s hard to be humble at the Oceanside Motel,” Nashville-based songwriter Joe Fletcher sings on “Oceanside Motel,” a barebones, tongue-in-cheek country track about a seedy motel, where the narrator is tempted by gambling and girls. Backed by just an acoustic guitar, Fletcher sings his wry lyrics with a playfully rough, almost slurred delivery akin to Americana-driven peers like Langhorne Slim or the Low Anthem’s Ben Knox Miller. His new LP You’ve Got the Wrong Man is out October 7 on Wrong Reasons Records. Hear “Oceanside Motel” below.