Original Americana with a shot of blues, The Texas K.G.B. (Kelly Green Band) have debuted their newest single “Welcome Home” right here on Track Rambler. The tale describes the magic of revisiting childhood memories while looking towards the future with great optimism. The quartet will be releasing their upcoming album Welcome Home on Nov. 18.
The Austin-based Americana band’s mainlined weapons include enchanting harmonies, blues guitar solos and a powerful chemistry. Brother/sister duo Kelly Green (guitar/vocals) and Kody Lee (percussion) grew up together mountainside in a home of music.
“The song “Welcome Home” was inspired by land in the North Georgia Mountains where my brother and I grew up playing music and getting lost in the wilderness. The video, filmed by GGHK, features the beautiful landscapes of our childhood home,” states Kelly Green.
The video cruises down a curved, mountain road as Green’s Johnny Cash-style guitar chord sets the folk-rock tone. Beginning clips shows a unified front as a troupe of musicians blow bubbles and skip rocks in a forest. Green’s angelic voice rolls in like a cool breeze with legends of an extraordinary land. The poised band cuts in a groove, weaving blooming instrumentals around the unyielding layers of vocal chords.
From the vibrant green hillside erupts “Oh, oh / Welcome home” with all four members warmly entrenched in the vocal bed of roses. Cozily placed on a tree, Green’s Arabic-influenced blues riff rouses to a syncopated transition of power as another verse begins. Members of the band are featured disappearing through the forest, likely commenting on memories made rather than lost in the verdant environment.
Cultivation of the magnetized call-to-action “Welcome home” phrase is the highlight of the track. Staccato and floating, Green establishes the foundation. Guitarist/vocalist Jace Cadle’s boastful voice grabs the soundscape, supplementing the rise in tension. With further complementation, bassist/vocalist Violet Lea tops the mountain of sound.
Lee’s drumming landslides the tempo into an upbeat and more contemporary rock sound that catapults the finale. A banging reminiscence of melodies marks an ending that leaves the mouse lingering over the replay button. All four members appear as one in the memory-laden forest as the final overtones fade away.
The Texas KGB’s Welcome Home will be released on Saturday, Nov. 18 with an official album release party the same night at Mohawk. For additional information visit https://www.thetexaskgb.com/.
Written by: Sawyer Click