McNally Waters play with omen on the jaunty “Bang Bang”

Kaitlin Ruether, 3 weeks ago
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Larry John Mcnally built a career on writing songs for other musicians (The Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, and Mavis Staples to name a few) — but when he joined musical forces with Harry Waters (the son of Roger Waters) — the duo became unstoppable.

“Bang Bang” comes from McNally Waters‘ second album, which had its release delayed by Covid-19. Thankfully this track — as well as two others — was still released for all of us stuck at home to enjoy as part of the Bang Bang EP

The track opens with jazzy piano and a restrained guitar — the lyrics show less of this restraint. Why should they? The song details a murder tinged with love while a clock ticks along. You can’t go back, so why mince words?

The vibe is saloonish, but clean production and layered vocals on the chorus create a sense of modernity. The melody is a jaunt, though one with bite. The accompanying video moves between line art animation (think cacti, hands tickling a piano, and — of course — a gun) then slides into footage of the musicians wandering across the desert landscape. Danger may reside mostly among the drawn lines, though in the real-world, the two wanderers find themselves at a grave as images of omen appear around them. The song’s ominous ending leaves you lingering.


To hear more from McNally Waters, you can find them on their website, Bandcamp, and Facebook page. The Bang Bang EP is out now.

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