“Tomorrow is a brand new day / Any second is bound to change…”
“Tension of the Season” by Rags & Riches
Today’s Advent Calendar feature is Rags & Riches! Formed in 2017,the Lexington-based band is made up of brothers Tanner and Peyton Whitt. Over the course of their career, the band has released countless hit tracks, including “Speed of Sound,” their debut single that collected over 650,000 streams on Spotify and over 500,000 views on YouTube less than three months after its February 2019 release.
Since, the band has released other hit tracks like “Don’t Look Down” and “Blood Runs Cold.” With both the original and stripped versions of their latest track, “Tension of the Season,” the duo explores a very personal topic within the COVID-19 era.
“The Title ‘Tension of the Season’ has been in my head for over a year,” Tanner says. “Peyton and I never could find the right music or the right words to write the song. In April, our grandfather experienced a nearly-fatal stroke. With COVID-19 striking, no one could be with him in the hospital during this period. There were so many unknowns in our life. That is when we knew it was time to write.”
The lyrics, ‘Tomorrow is a brand new day, any second is bound to change’ were more relevant than ever” for Tanner and Peyton when their grandfather was in recovery. “Originally, the doctor’s prognosis wasn’t the news we wanted to hear,” Tanner admits. “But day by day, he beat the odds stacked against him.”
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Rags and Riches Explores the “Tension of the Season”