Warren Zeiders’ new project, 717 Tapes: The Album is out now, September 30th on all streaming platforms. Take a listen and read our full review below.
One of our 2022 Country Swag Artists to Watch, Warren Zeiders continues to make waves in country music. The singer-songwriter is combining his killer two-part EP, 717 Tapes into a monumental album. 717 Tapes: The Album is officially here.
The record features fan-favorites like “Ride the Lightning” and both versions of “Wild Horse,” as well songs from the first EP like “Never Look Back” and “Boys for Life.” From Vol 2 of 717 Tapes EP, Zeiders includes four additional songs, other than “Wild Horse.” “Ain’t Been Found,” one of our favorites, is a sweet spot on the record. Zeiders stands firmly in his country roots on the track. The song could fit in with any southern-rock song from the last couple of decades. The simplistic track draws you in, as Zeiders uses his vocals to unfold the story.
“Whiskey’s got me // Seeing sideways // Blame the devil for all my mistakes // Lord help me // Wash these sins away // Cause I am lost // Yeah, I am lost // And I ain’t been found // Always standing too close to the fire // Never could say no to my desire”
The new album also features four brand-new additions. On, “One Hell of an Angel,” Zeiders showcases all the best parts of his one-of-a-kind talent. “I believe this song has captured something special and it has allowed me to share a new side of myself artistically and emotionally from a personal level,” began the singer in a recent press release. “I believe that we all have an angel sent to us one day. We may never know when or where it’ll happen. But God has a plan for each and every one of our lives. In is his timing, our angel will be sent.”
Another new song, “Up To No Good,” is a catchy and fun song that we fell in love with immediately. The song is easily an absolute jam. A catchy and irresistible melody backs incredible and emotive vocals. Zeiders’ talent is on full display on this song.
“People talking, all my friends // Texting, calling, all weekend // Like why I ain’t seen you around // What’s the names tying you down // I don’t care cause they don’t know that // First she light that takes me over // Going out of my mind // Wrong never feel so right”
Zeiders closes out the record with the final two new songs off the project, “Heavy Pour” and “Highway Run.” On the former, the singer-songwriter kicks off with an impressive note that almost feels like a yodel. His vocals are on full display on one of our favorites off the project. Finally on, “Highway Run,” a slow-jam, Zeiders pours his heart out. A reflective song, the singer is at his best on this one.
Overall, 717 Tapes: The Album is exactly what we hoped it would be! Zeiders has a voice like no other. His unique way of lacing together words and phrases mixed with his intense grit and growl are the perfect ingredients for a long career in country music.
Warren Zeiders – 717 Tapes: The Album Track List:
- Ride the Lightning (717 Tapes)
- Never Look Back (717 Tapes)
- Boys for Life (717 Tapes)
- Dirt Road Don’t (717 Tapes)
- Loving and Hating You (717 Tapes)
- Wild Horse (717 Tapes)
- Dark Night (717 Tapes)
- Southbound (717 Tapes)
- Ain’t Been Found (717 Tapes)
- Burn It Down (717 Tapes)
- Wild Horse
- Up To No Good
- One Hell of an Angel
- Heavy Pour
- Highway Run
Country Swag Picks:
- “Ain’t Been Found”
- “Highway Run”
- “Up To No Good”
- “Heavy Pour”
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The ‘Up To No Good Tour’ makes its way to New York City on October 27th. Find tickets here.
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