Bryan Martin"Everyone's An Outlaw"
Finessing top 40 country sounds with the gritty distortion of outlaw country, Bryan Martin's new song goes down easy amidst its message of defiance. A former "roughneck" oil rig worker turned TikTok sensation, Martin's upcoming album Self Inflicted Scars is a culmination of his dreams.
"Everyone's An Outlaw" espouses typical country music values: hard work, middle class aspirations, teaching your kids to stand up for what's right -- and never backing down. That last one is what makes "everyone" an outlaw, though it must be asked what, exactly, we are all standing up against, and how we can reconcile those things with each other. -- Rachel Cholst