“I have this one friend who passed away last year I think about a lot… he was a major badass and I like to think he went out with a blaze of glory…”
One of New York City’s finest indie-rock bands, The Rad Trads are currently on tour promoting their vibrant sophomore LP titled “On Tap.” This album features the feel-good banger “Good Luck Unto Ya” which seems to pull stylistically from the greats like The Band, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and even Tom Petty at times. The instrumentation, featuring a strong horn section, really adds to the songwriting which already comes across as very high-end and brilliant. The song gallops along during the verses and comes to a catchy hook chorus that is delivered with fortitude and becomes contagious by the songs end. The song can be heard on Spotify and also through a great music video via YouTube:
I wrote the song about cutting off from a toxic friend, but it means something different to me every night I sing it on tour. I have this one friend who passed away last year I think about a lot… he was a major badass and I like to think he went out with a blaze of glory, his way, and declared so to the world by being the way he was. Other times I feel like I’m saying goodbye to some part of myself- a part I’ve never liked or always struggled with. That feels good too.
– John Fatum, writer and lead vocalist of “Good Luck Unto Ya”
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Written by Ryan Cassata