After two successful singles in 2020, New England native Liam Coleman is on course to take country music by storm. Both Upside and Someone Better Than You have amassed over 25,000 streams on Spotify; now Coleman looks to release Roadside Bar – a homage to the restaurants and bars he’s played in since his mid-teens.
Roadside Bar has a really fun, vintage country sound. It’s full of layered instruments with lush, polished production. The slide guitar and piano play together nicely and create a melody that wouldn’t sound out of place on a countdown of the greats. The growth in confidence since Coleman’s debut record is astonishing. Roadside Bar pays homage to the bars and restaurants Coleman has played in since he was 15 years old. It’s also heavily influenced by a local bar from his home town. “I never really knew what it was until I was older,” he says. “It’s in the middle of nowhere on a back road in my town. Not the typical place you would find a bar, but that’s how we do it in the country.”