Victor Wainwright is out with a brand new song called “South End Of A North Bound Mule.” Lyrically the song speaks about being in a tough spot in life put being on the way up and out of it. The song title is an old school phrase that means exactly that. For Victor Wainwright the saying and lyrics are about overcoming addiction. The song could apply to anyone with the universal lyricism. No matter what type of hard time you are going through, wether it’s a breakup, an illness, or losing someone, know you can get through to the other side. It might feel like the “South End Of A North Bound Mule” but hey you have to start somewhere, right?
Starting off with funky guitars, and incredible riffs, this song will take you right back to the classic rock era. Victor Wainwright’s sound is comparable to legendary acts like The Grateful Dead, The Band, and the Allman Brothers Band. Victor Wainwright is a 2019 GRAMMY Nominee and his songwriting talent, vocal performance, and ability to deliver and convey emotions vocally shows why. The vocals are extremely soulful and bluesy and the hooks are satisfying.
The lyrics are comical and fun going; “I moved to the city and to my alarm, more jack asses here than down on the farm.. At the South End of a North Bound Mule.”
Official Artist Quote: “The inspiration came during a hard part in my life where I was overcoming addiction. I often found that humor has helped me through so much, and in this a friend and I began tossing the idea of a location that we often find ourselves in when dealing with addictions of every type… the South End of A Northbound Mule Is something my dad and grandpa would say…. it’s an old saying I guess… doesn’t seem like a great place to be… you’re at the ass end of a donkey, however, you are potentially making progress if you’re moving forward, no matter how unpleasant. That was the concept behind the beginning of the writing process of this song.” – Victor Wainwright
This song comes off of Wainwright’s most recent LP Memphis Loud. It can be heard on Spotify.
Written by Ryan Cassata