The Allman Betts Band are releasing the second single “Pale Horse Rider” from their sophomore full-length studio album Bless Your Heart, out Aug 28 via BMG. Rolling Stone Country exclusively premiered the track earlier this week. Listen to “Pale Horse Rider” HERE.
“‘Pale Horse Rider’ was a really fun one to write,” Devon Allman, told Rolling Stone Country, “Duane had this almost vertigo-inducing descending melodic pattern that was so unique. Once I started the lyric about a man feeling so lost and isolated with the world out to get him, the story just kind of wrote itself. The Wild West seemed like the perfect to setting to tell the tale.”
“It felt so satisfying to capture that beautiful entanglement of guitars. And, with Devon’s haunting story, it’s a new texture of our band that we get to showcase on this record. We’re really excited to share it with everyone,” added Duane Betts.
“Pale Horse Rider” follows the release of “Magnolia Road.”
“Magnolia Road” is the tie-dyed contender for summer festival favorite. A semi-autobiographical lyric shared by Betts and Allman, ironically this is the only song on the album with band collaborator Stoll Vaughan as its sole author. Vaughan wrote the song alone, though namechecking detailed parts of Betts’ and Allman’s life, respectively. Musically evokes the group’s affection for The Band and the Grateful Dead.