Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, ‘You Worry Me’ | Track Review
Soulful rock collective Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats returns with “You Worry Me,” the promo single for their highly-anticipated new album, ‘Tearing at the Seams.’
“I’m alright today / You gonna find a way to cross and you gonna get there / And I’m on fire today / Ain’t no water here to calm or even put me out.” Sigh, soul-oriented rock band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are back! Known for hit “S.O.B.,” the band returns with a new album, Tearing at the Seams (March 9, 2018). “You Worry Me” serves as the promo single for the set.
“You Worry Me” initiates spiritedly with a piano ostinato that gradually crescendos. The piano ostinato is supplanted by a soulful, rock groove. The groove is characterized by a punchy bass ostinato in eighth notes, and chordal guitar riffs. As Rateliff begins singing, he remains soulful. Still, he’s more poised and tame compared to “S.O.B.” The piano returns in all its glory on memorable chorus. Rateliff is more ‘turned up,’ but maintains relatively cool energy.
“I’m gonna leave it all out there to dry / I’m gonna leave it all out there / I’m gonna leave it all out there to dry up / I’m gonna leave it all out there.”
A few more observations about “You Worry Me.” In regards to form, it’s straightforward. There’s verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus, and outro. The record itself isn’t a bore. There are plenty of selling points, but it is somewhat predictable. Nonetheless, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats remain a respectable, well-rounded collective by all means.