Derek Lee Goodreid’s latest album, “Struck By Lightning Again,” emerges as an electrifying journey through the rich tapestry of Rockabilly and Country music. It’s a triumphant return for the artist, and within this ten-track collection, Goodreid weaves tales inspired by heartbreaks and high-stakes risk-taking.
The album opens with an energetic bang on “Sinner.” Goodreid’s timeless-sounding vocals take center stage against a backdrop of rockabilly-infused guitar charisma. The lyrics convey a sense of trouble finding its way into one’s life, making it an enticing introduction to the album.
“Black Cat Blues” continues the pulse-pounding vibe, inviting listeners to groove along. The song blends pulsating rhythms with compelling storytelling, creating an irresistible urge to tap your foot to its catchy beat.
“Underdog” offers a bluesy Americana feel, swaying with rhythms that urge you to keep on fighting. The lyrics provide delicious symbolism, encouraging resilience in the face of challenges. Goodreid’s salty vocal delivery adds depth to the message.
The title track, “Struck By Lightning Again,” offers a playful and sarcastic take on the experience of falling in love. It combines elements of Americana, country, and rock, creating an infectious mix. Goodreid’s charismatic delivery adds an extra layer of charm to this track.
Returning to an energetic vibe, “Gone, Baby Gone” explores moving on after heartbreak. The song features gritty vocals and lyrics that capture the essence of leaving behind a painful past. It’s a dynamic and spirited addition to the album.
The album closes with “Lost & Alone Again,” a moving acoustic guitar-driven ballad. This track holds a special place as it touches on the artist’s personal experience of grieving alone, unable to attend his grandmother’s funeral. Goodreid’s sincere and vulnerable vocal performance conveys the profound sense of loss and healing.
Review By: Diana Reed