Written by: Jen Dan
Singer-songwriters Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz have been making music as a duo over the past several years, and have also each been releasing solo material.
During this virus-driven pandemic the two are collaborating on a few singles that they’re creating remotely as they stay in isolation, with Anders in Northern California and O’Bitz in Southern California.
Their plan is to unveil three separate collabs, and the first one up is a stand-alone single done in the Americana style.
Careful Now My Son is a vibrant and heartfelt number that speaks to these uneasy times, where we must distance from each other, at least physically, and find new ways to live in a world turned upside down.
The song is also socio-politically pointed lyrics-wise. The pair state, Careful Now My Son “…is about both the pandemic and the authoritarian and cultish politics of Trumpism. We were deeply afraid of both infectious diseases during 2020 and as 2021 gets going.”
Careful Now My Son was released in December via Baggage Room Records and features Anders on vocals, O’Bitz on backing vocalsand keyboards, and Mike Butler on acoustic guitar, acoustic lap steel, mandolin, and banjo.
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