Written by frontman Brandon Lancaster, drummer Tripp Howell, bassist Chandler Baldwin and Jeremy Spillman, “What I See” stands as a nostalgic tribute to small-town landmarks which, in most people’s eyes, just blend in to the background. With a new-age sound built from traditional-country instrumentation like 12-string guitar, banjo and dobro, the anthem arrives at country radio on November 4.
“We had the idea for ‘What I See’ after our bus picked us up in this little random parking lot with just a rundown bar and restaurant,” Lancaster explains. “To us, it might have been insignificant as we were just passing through, but to someone, it could be a landmark. This could be the place where someone spent all their Friday nights or had their first fender-bender in high school. We started talking about all our upbringings, and realized that we all have those places in our own towns that meant something to us whether it’s the football field or just an exit sign. Though insignificant to most, they are part of our stories, so this song shines a light on the idea that ‘there’s more than meets the eye.’”
Meanwhile, “Old Camaro” finds the band buckling up for a full throttle tale of young love. Featuring a windows-down melody which builds into a wide-open chorus, the propulsive jam is all about a couple who decide to leave their lives behind and hit the road, but ultimately turn back and are left wondering what might have been.
Both tracks are presumably part of LANCO’s upcoming sophomore album, which may also include the chest thumping previous single, “Rival.” No details about that second album have been shared yet, but the two new tracks are listed on Spotify and YouTube under the project heading, Lessons Learned.
LANCO broke out with their double-Platinum hit “Greatest Love Story” in 2017, and followed that up with the No.1 album Hallelujah Nights and Gold single, “Born to Love You.” They’ll be featured as a supporting act on Miranda Lambert’s 2020 Wildcard Tour.