We're Getting Down with Josh Ritter
  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015

  • Posted by: Becky Foinchas

"Getting Ready To Get Down" is the satirical name of Josh Ritter's playfully ironic single from his up and coming album Sermon On The Rocks. Now, for a musician who has grown up around the The Bible, The Word, and devout Church-goers "Getting Ready To Get Down" tells the shameless story of a young girl whose community finds her 'risky' behavior unsettling and inappropriate, and thus decides to will the rebel into foregoing some 'much needed' religious intervention. Not to dive too deep into the entire attention grappling narrative,but it's all too clear that Ritter has been bestowed the magical art of story-telling in various ways. Not only does his lyrical wit captivate individuals on practically all sides, angles, and vectors of the religious spectrum, but there's an unconventionally free-spirited method of delivery that only solidifies the whiff of whimsicality you may already smell from the song's title. Simply put, Josh Ritter seems to have solidified a sort of neo-Americana rap in this track with all the sass and attitude to go with it. Ironic, realistic, communicative, mundane, and even unruly are just a few ways I would describe the track's lyrical dance.

All this talk about story-telling and lyrical awesomeness shouldn't overlook the intricacies of Ritter's melodic universality is guaranteed to compel at least one of your appendages to move to the addictive strum of the rhythmic fingering of the subtle guitar in the or the reassuring constant of the in-your-face drums beat. All in all, "Getting Ready To Get Down" is an summertime I Pod staple, that is sure to explore new ideas of contemporary ideas on humanity, love, whiskey, and universal acceptance.

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