Slightly more than a year ago, we noted that 17 is the most significant age from a lyrical perspective. That post is at indieobsessive.com/music-lifetime-from-17-to-27. Just as one example of the significance of the age in music, the first line of the first song on the Beatles’ first album referenced the age of seventeen - “Well, she was just 17, if you know what I mean” (“I Saw Her Standing There”). Within the last few weeks, two more songs joined lyrics-based 17 parade.
Jet Black Alley Cat is a band based in Nashville. The members are Joe Wilkinson (vocals, Zach Douglas (guitar), Christian Harrison (guitar), Cristofer Johnson (bass), and Bryant Lowry (drums). In talking about “Rewind” the band noted that it is “a song of personal honesty and admiration of better times in the past. Vulnerability reigns in this track as it forces us each to face nostalgia vs reality head-on.”