Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Cold Chocolate’s song “Follow Far Behind” from their new album Down the Line, due out June 26. Down the Line was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Dan Cardinal at Dimension Sound Studios, Boston, MA. Music and Lyrics by Ethan Robbins, arranged by Cold Chocolate. The album was produced by Ethan Robbins and Ariel Bernstein.
“Follow Far Behind” is Ethan Robbins on guitar and vocals, Ariel Bernstein on drums and vocals, Zach Hickman on bass, and Sam Kassirer on keyboards. Aloft a roadhouse funk setup, Cold Chocolate addresses some of life’s more profound truths. Just when we think we are leading, we find ourselves playing catch up; life is exactly as this song accentuates.
The idea for ‘Follow Far Behind’ really started in a moment of anxiety as the due date of my daughter rapidly approached. I had one of those, “what am I about to get myself into” moments. In anxious moments like these I tend to write lists to quell my nerves, and this song began as a list of life lessons that I hoped to pass on to her. Writing that list was a cathartic experience in that moment, as I realized that parenthood really just meant trying my very best. The song says, “the biggest thing/ it seems to me/ is to just walk tall/ and to just breathe in/ to just ask why/ cause pride’s a prize/ but just enough/ to speak your mind.” Even though it’s a parent’s job to be the example, to lead, it’s really my daughter who’s showing the way, and I’m just trying to keep up. — Ethan Robbis
Pre-order link (song out May 22):https://coldchocolate.bandcamp.com/album/down-the-line