Rocker-turned-country music artist Aaron Lewis was born in Rutland City, Vermont. After enjoying a decade of commercial success with his rock band Staind, Lewis broke out on his own in 2011 reinventing himself as a politically conservative country artist with his debut EP Town Line.
Lewis’ 2016 album Sinner went on to become a number 1 hit on Billboard’s country chart and number four on the Top 200. His loyal fanbase will be thrilled to learn that he just released a new single “Am I The Only One” on July 2nd, 2021.
This controversial song will definitely polarize its audience but if you’re a politically aligned Lewis fan already, you’ll love this track. “Am I The Only One” is a mellow, somber song about the relatable feeling of nostalgia and unease when the world seems to be changing too much and too abruptly.
For Lewis, the changes he’s seeing are not for the better as he wonders if he is the only one who is worried that the youth is undoing all the work that their predecessors fought and died for.
“Am I the only one not brainwashed? Makin’ my way through the land of the lost. Who still gives a sh*t, and worries ‘bout his kids as they try to undo all the things he did?”
Even if you’re not in agreement with Lewis’ angst against Springsteen’s democratic allegiance and statues coming down, you can still appreciate his palpable and heartfelt love for America that pulses through every lyric and musical note of this song.
“Am I the only one, still sittin’ here, holdin’ my…holdin’ back my tears for the ones who paid with the lives they gave. God bless the U.S.A. I’m not the only one, willin’ to fight for my love of the red and white.”
If anybody was looking for a politically conservative country summer anthem, look no further!
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