Song Premiere: Randall Bramblett “Dead in the Water”

August 4, 2015

On September 18, Randall Bramblett will release his latest effort Devil Music, an album that features guest appearances from the likes of Derek Trucks, Chuck Leavell and Mark Knopfler. Today, Relix is proud to premiere Bramblett’s newest track “Dead in the Water” which features Knopfler joining in on guitar. 

Bramblett explained to Relix, “This song is about dead ends. I used to live in New Orleans and the Huey Long Bridge always felt like a scary and decrepit place to me. Running out of gas on that bridge seemed like a good place to start this song. The second verse was inspired by my readings about William S. Burroughs’ time living down there. His wife was doing benzedrine and scrubbing the floor with a toothbrush. Crazy and dangerous times for them. The bridge section seems timely since it’s about someone hiding in the saw grass drinking and about to be put in the back seat of a police car. I think Mark Knopfler chose to play on this one because of its swampy, trashy feel. The sound he got fits the lyrics perfectly. Power, defiance and desperation: just my kind of song.”

Take a listen below.