Americana Highways debuts this song, “Meet Me On the Corner,” from Motel Mirrors’ upcoming EP Gotta Lotta Rhythm (Wild Honey Records), which was produced by Motel Mirrors, engineered by Scott Bomar at Electraphonic Recording in Memphis. The album will be available on February 22nd. “Meet Me on the Corner” features Amy LaVere on vocals and bass, John Paul Keith on vocals and guitar, Will Sexton on vocals and guitar, with Eric Lewis on steel guitar and Shawn Zorn on drums.
“Meet Me on the Corner” is a new arrangement of an original song from Motel Mirror’s 2013 debut, with John Paul Keith and Will Sexton singing close harmony vocals on this version. The country and rockabilly fusion is elevating, and John Paul Keith has a tender vocal quality to ground it. Keith’s harmonies with Will Sexton vibrate in thirds, and the song is a titillation: “Kisses always taste so sweet when they’re the stolen kind. I can’t help but get a little thrill knowing you can’t be mine. So meet me on the corner…”
I wrote “Meet Me on the Corner” in 2013 for Amy and I to sing together on Motel Mirrors debut EP. It was my first attempt to write a duet, and the lyrical theme was very much influenced by “Dark End of the Street” and other classic cheating songs. The song has been a signature tune for Motel Mirrors ever since. Around the time that we were recording our full-length debut, “In the Meantime”, Will and I had been doing acoustic duo gigs together occasionally, and we worked out this new, stripped-down arrangement of the song in a style more like the Everly Brothers. When Wild Honey Records approached us about doing a new EP, we decided it was a good opportunity to share this new version of the song.