Bill and the Belles, ‘Never Get Along With You’ [Exclusive Premiere]
Tennessee string band Bill and the Belles are premiering their brand-new single, "Never Get Along With You," exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play above to watch the song's official music video.
A supremely direct and lonesome tune, "Never Get Along With You" was, in the words of guitarist Kris Truelsen, intended to get straight to the point. "It's a bitter country ballad that searches for answers following heartbreak," he says.
"It felt good to write," Truelsen adds, "and was certainly transformative to sing."
The "Never Get Along With You" music video, filmed by Josh Littleton, was shot on location in a nondescript building buzzing with fluorescent lights in southwest Virginia. In keeping with the band's vintage aesthetic, the song itself was recorded straight-to-tape in conjunction with Big Tone Records in Bristol, Va., known for its old-school approach to recording. That style will always be part of Bill and the Belles, but Truelsen notes that the band is currently in a period of evolution.
"We’ve been in an incredibly creative space as a band," he explains, "and are heading into a unique place musically that we think "Never Get Along with You" hints at."
Having shared the stage with Marty Stuart, the Cactus Blossoms, the Earls of Leicester, and more Americana and bluegrass heavy-hitters, Bill and the Belles are definitely a trio on the rise. Comprised of Truelsen, banjo player Helena Hunt and fiddle player Kalia Yeagle, the band is joined by musicians Andrew Small (bass) and Jon Atkinson (drums) on "Never Get Along With You."
"Never Get Along With You" is Bill and the Belles' first single since their much-acclaimed debut album, DreamSongs, Etc, was released in 2018. Visit BillAndTheBelles.com to learn more.
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