As the debut single from recently anointed Rusty Anderson Afternoon, Effortless is a mid tempo, easy, breezy, retro-sounding yet yearning rocker depicting the longing for his love to run away with him to live an effortless life together.
A heartfelt guitar solo also works fantastically especially the crackling, loose-wire effect on the long notes, and Effortless, driven by 60’s sounding guitars and an insistently longing 4-note riff, even boasts a brief cameo from something that sounds like a kazoo or perhaps a paper and comb!
The slow and lethargic melody juxtaposes nicely against the quick riff, with Rusty and Todd’s combined vocals covered in reverb and echo, making it sound as if they were singing from the top of the highest of mountain into the grandest of canyons.
The band, consisting of Todd o’Keef on bass, Petur Smith on drums, and of course Rusty Anderson front and center on guitar, sporadically play live, however they have to tailor their concerts around Paul McCartney’s short notice touring schedule, which is understandably Anderson’s primary gig.
The release of Effortless follows a social network campaign set up by Rusty allowing fans around the world to vote for a new band name. After a massive response and several days of voting, the winning name was revealed: Rusty Anderson Afternoon.
Head over to Rusty Anderson’s official website or iTunes to download the new single. You can also get hold of Effortless on Spotify. Also don’t forget to keep up to date with Rusty and the band by visiting Rusty’s Twitter and/or Facebook page.
Watch the music/lyric video for Effortless here: