First Listen to G. Love’s “Fixin’ to Die”

On the heels of learning that G. Love’s new album would be produced by The Avett Brothers we’re given a first listen to lead single “Fixin’ to Die.”  And well, it’s certainly different from what we’ve heard from him in the past.  It’s reminiscent of his folky album closers, which tend to be his best songs, and bursts with strong harmonica work and soulful harmonies, lots of stomping and handclaps.  But, and this is a big but, the vocals sound really strained, as if The Avett Brothers were asking for something from G. Love which he doesn’t have.   Still, it’s a positive first impression.

Mp3: G. Love – Fixin_To_Die

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  • Kent February 22, 2011, 11:57 pm

    Bob Dylan recorded Fixin to Die on his first album in 1962. Dylan’s vocals sounded strained for the entire album. It’s a little uncanny how similar G. Love’s voice sounds in the new track.

  • jdex December 19, 2010, 2:14 pm

    The Avetts touched it. It is now gold. In all seriousness, it is a great track.

    • jamesfurbush December 19, 2010, 8:30 pm

      It is a great track! The more I listen to it, the more I like it and the more I get excited about his upcoming album. Love the Avetts, love G. Love, don't see how they can go wrong.

      • srghfgh January 17, 2011, 4:33 pm