“…a folkie, bluegrassy texture that ripples with authenticity…I simply love this performance.” – Music Row
Listen to “Always Moving On” HERE
Nashville, Tenn. – Last month, Brandon Ratcliff released his first song in over two years – “Tale of Two Towns.” It was the first chapter in a new era of Ratcliff’s music, and his life – one in which the two are as closely aligned as the Louisiana bayous he grew up around, and the bluegrass music that his mother made famous as part of the Grammy Award winning band, The Cox Family.
Today, he releases the next chapter of the story with “Always Moving On.”
The song explores many of the same emotions brought up on “Tale of Town Towns,” with a tempo that evokes the restlessness Ratcliff sings about in the track - the need to keep moving, so you’re not left behind, yet the recklessness one may feel leaving their hometown.
“’Always Moving On’ is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written,” declares Ratcliff. “Every time I play this song, I’m reminded that we’re all just travelers sojourning through this life together. Whether you’re here, there, or anywhere in between I hope this song finds you right where you are.”
Written by Ratcliff with frequent collaborators Pete Good and Bobby Pinson, and produced by Good and AJ Babcock, Ratcliff sings:
Ain’t we all just always on our way
Just one day away from someday one day
Just going around in circles tryin to go straight
All fallin in pieces all fallin in place
Ain’t we all just travelin trippin gypsy drifting
Unravelling the road until we’re gone
Ain’t we all just always moving on
The sonic shift is one Ratcliff has worked hard to reach, finally feeling himself, musically, after singing with Monument Records back in 2018. After releasing his debut single, “Rules Of Breaking Up,” in October of that same year and accumulating over 50 million streams, he hit the road with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, and opened dates for Keith Urban. He appeared on the Spotify Viral Chart and was selected as a Pandora Ones to Watch artist, while topping Rolling Stone’s all-genre Breakthrough Artists chart. A new artist on the rise.
But when 2020 hit and the world shut down, Ratcliff found himself at a crossroads with his music, his sound, and his life, so he went back to the hometown he was so eager to leave. While there he wrote nonstop, telling stories he had never shared before.
With more music on the way, “Tale of Two Towns” and “Always Moving On” are the first glimpse of what fans can expect from Ratcliff’s next album.