The Cadillac Three have released a new version of ‘The Jam’, originally a feature of last year’s Country Fuzz album. Roughed up around the edges, the revitalised song has been retitled ‘The Jam (+ Fuzz).’ You can check it out below.
“I wrote it with BK [Brian Kelley] from [Nashville duo] Florida Georgia Line, Corey Crowder and James McNair,” singer Jaren Johnston told Music Row earlier this year. “We were all super hungover because we were at the 30A Songwriter Festival. Corey had that little track and I was under the impression we were writing it for Florida Georgia Line.
“Florida Georgia Line cut it and it didn’t make the record, so I took it in the back lounge of the bus and just like took it more of a Jerry Reed meets some sort of P-Funk slash Cadillac somewhere where it would make sense around what we were doing on this new record.”
Of the album title Country Fuzz, which the band feel summarises the Cadillac Three’s sound and approach, Johnston says: “We’ve been Country Fuzz forever. When I think of Southern rock, I think of Lynyrd Skynyrd. When I think of country, I think Garth Brooks. This record and this band are all of that. But it’s also ZZ Top and Jerry Reed. It’s Medeski Martin & Wood and Prince. There’s no better way to describe who we are than Country Fuzz.”
‘The Jam (+ Fuzz)’ follows April’s launch of the band’s version of Post Malone’s hit song ‘Circles’. The Cadillac Three filmed a video for the recording, with each member filming themselves in isolation before lead singer and guitarist Jaren Johnston edited it all together.
The Cadillac Three have released a number of videos from Country Fuzz over the last year, including clips for ‘Crackin’ Cold Ones With The Boys’, ‘All The Makin’s Of A Saturday Night’ and ‘Slow Rollin’.