Richard Schroder – Drivin’
A powerful Americana flows out of Richard Schroder’s passionate “Drivin’”. Celebrating a sense of freedom, the song’s rollicking rhythms lead the way. Storytelling helps to give the track a narrative of sorts, one which emphasizes the importance of moving forward. Over the course of the track Richard Schroder neatly references classic rock, country, and pop into a wonderful whole. By choosing such a unique approach Richard Schroder creates a welcoming mood, one with lyrics that feel akin to a conversation with a dear friend. Throughout it all the rich instrumental nature of the piece ensures that the melody positively shines. Production values ensure that everything has a polished yet intimate quality.
Diving right into the thick of things, the drums and organ work to introduce the piece. Upon stripping that initial flourish away Richard Schroder reveals the soulful quality. Lyrics hint at a greater yearning, a desire to be with that special someone. Full of love the song shows the freedom and wistful every journey brings, the way the world shapes up to transform into something that has a raw quality to it. Gradually building up the song reveals its many charms with such deft skill. Towards the latter half of the track Richard Schroder lets everything loose into a glorious swirl of color, one that feels like it comes straight from the heart.
Richard Schroder balances tenderness and determination on the fantastic “Drivin’”, a song that lingers in the mind with perfectly catchy infectious hooks.