That Desert Night Driving Music Again
There's a certain style of song who's genre eludes me-- however, I always know it instantly, because it always makes me think of Southern California (wherever the artist actually happens to reside), and feels like it belongs in a Quentin Tarantino movie. This ineffable genre possibly has the most in common with rockabilly, with a LITTLE Latin influence, but is quite far from both of these. This genre's upbeat snare drum and warbling surf rock guitar (its two most iconic characteristics) feels like the kind of music you want to play while driving in an expensive topless car on a cliff over the Pacific Ocean at night. Obviously, I'm writing about all this because "Where Am I," by Brazilian artist Ed Rossi, happens to be just such a song. The track is perfect for toe-tapping, with that classic rockabilly drumline and Rossi's smooth, high-pitched vocals crooning over the smooth instrumentation. I'll throw it in the playlist.