The Georgia Thunderbolts have released their debut self-titled EP today via Mascot Records and ahead of this they have revealed the official video for ‘So You Wanna Change The World‘.
Talking about the song they say; “So You Wanna Change the World sends a positive message from The Georgia Thunderbolts to all people young and old everywhere. It’s never too late to make our world a better place for everyone. Stay positive, humble and love one another. That’s our motto. Let’s all change our world one day at a time together.”
The band are; TJ Lyle [lead vocalist], Riley Couzzourt [guitar], Logan Tolbert [guitar], Zach Everett [bass, harmony vocals, keys], and Bristol Perry [drums]. “We all grew up on rock music,” Riley says. “If I could think of three words to describe us, they would be ‘Hardworking, Determined, and Humble’.” Bristol grins, “If I could think of three words, they would be ‘Rock And Roll’.”
With a wide swath of inspirations, ranging from southern gospel and Hank Williams to Neil Young, Little Feat, Ozzy Osbourne and Lynryd Skynyrd, the band cut their teeth performing with everyone from Black Stone Cherry and The Kentucky Headhunters to the new crop of vibrant Southern Rock bands such asThe Cadillac Three, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Blackberry Smoke and Bishop Gunn. They recorded the record at Barrick Recording Studio, in Glasgow, Kentucky – a studio immersed in plenty of Southern Rock history and inspiration for any new band who are finding their way in the recording studio. The resulting EP comprises undeniable anthems steeped in anthemic riffs, wild harmonica, and pulse-pounding drums.
From the bluesy blend of ‘So You Wanna Change The World‘, to “the first song we ever wrote,” the dynamic ‘Looking For An Old Friend‘, The Georgia Thunderbolts rustle up a new era of rock ‘n’ roll on their dynamic five song EP. The seven minute-plus ‘Set Me Free‘ rolls from a hummable riff towards evocative soloing and an epic final crescendo, while ‘Lend A Hand‘ stomps along on a wild lick before a sweeping and soaring refrain.
“In Georgia, you hear Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, and all of the greats everywhere,” Riley and Logan conclude. “Rock and roll is something that comes naturally for us. We love it and are in it for the long haul. We feel like we can bring it back.”