Just a few months after their EP, If You Were A Stranger, Homes at Night has a brand new single for us. “Texaco” is dreamy and heartfelt. The duo perfects the art of storytelling, with “Texaco” being no exception. If you’ve ever felt the pain of being addicted to the wrong person, and trying to cut them off, you’ll connect to this song instantly.
Hank Compton got personal saying, “I wrote this song from the perspective of an unhealthy relationship that emphasized my addiction, which is somewhat biographical. The production needed to sound like a release or detachment, hence the dramatic, massive final chorus. I really hope the song can give people comfort and support that they’re not alone in the process of cutting off the habits inhibiting their lives.”
The song absolutely captures that feeling of release that Compton describes. The slow down, followed by a burst of energy, fills you up and reminds you of the moment the pain finally left. Compton and Aksel Coe have a knack for being relatable and poetic.
Homes at Night have a few more dates left on their tour with Saint Motel. They’ll spend April 28th in Boston, the 29th in Philadelphia, and May 1st in New York City. If you didn’t catch them with Saint Motel, they are diving into a tour with Arts Fishing Club right away. They’ll start in Carmel, Indiana on May 10th and go until June 8th in Austin, Texas.
While you’re at it, you’ve got to see their cover of “Texaco” while they play banjos on Instagram. It’s charming, impressive, and quite possibly our favorite version of the song.