The newest single from Cleveland based Front Porch Lights, “Go On Ahead” traffics in the kind of mid-tempo Americana that we’ve been sorely missing. While the whole track has an air of light buoyancy – it’s front man Conor Standish’s linen like voice that makes the song magic. His soft melody pushes the track forward, adding emotional depth and surprising softness at every turn. Of the track Standish says:
“‘Go On Ahead’ was written right before I took a road trip to California to record the first Front Porch Lights EP. It was the first time I was going on a long trip for music. Obviously, a music career relies heavily on traveling and there are so many stories and songs of bands going on the road. There aren’t any songs that I’ve heard about the other side of the story – the loved ones who are staying at home. This song is about that perspective and how, as difficult as it is to send a loved one away, if it’s for the right reason, it’s important to be supportive.”
‘Go On Ahead’ is off the band’s new EP of the same name and if it’s anything like the song, it will be some comfort rock you cannot miss.