Headed South For A While
24th March, 2023 is the release date for Headed South For A While, the New Single from Country Artist, Ags Connolly. It is also the first track to be taken from Ags’ upcoming 4th Album, Siempre.
“This song was the first one I started to write for the album but one of the last I finished. While it’s definitely a road song that other musicians might empathise with, it’s also just about ageing and getting stuck, which is a little more universal. It sets the tone for some of the themes explored elsewhere on the album.”
Siempre is the fourth studio album from Ags Connolly and marks a change in direction for the traditional country singer-songwriter – yet without leaving his trademark honky tonk sound behind. As with his previous record Wrong Again (2019) – named UK Country Album Of The Year at the 2020 UK Country Music Awards – Siempre was produced by Ags himself and recorded at Woodworm Studios in Oxfordshire with London-based players in guitarist Rob Updegraff, bass player Anna Robinson and drummer Chris ‘CJ’ Jones. Crucial contributions also came from San Antonio-based accordionist Michael Guerra (playing on his third Ags record) and Nashville fiddle player Billy Contreras. In addition, legendary UK pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole added dobro to one track.
“Modern day traditionalism of the very, very best kind” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“This isn’t British-style country music. This is country-style country music.” – Saving Country Music
“Ags Connolly embraces Tejano and American influences within the traditional country ballad, and his deep and emotive vocals bring the throwback sound to life.” – Annie Reuter, BILLBOARD
“Killer…Ags has that old Lefty Frizzell feel in his voice” – Tom Russell