Steelcox writes his songs with passion and all his heart and delivers his own world of adventures, feelings and interesting stories of our life in which he instills his brand of humour.
In this album, with strong themes, sung on musics influenced by America, he knows how to touch the public and establishes with audiences a sympathy bond through a resonance as spontaneous as it is passionate. His inspiration spans Pop-Rock, Blues, Soul styles and Country, and offers us his personal outlook by way of the stamina of lively titles to the sound of guitars and brass and charming ballads which seem to him more propitious to developing pleasant-to-sing melodies. These ballads are also the pretext for the narration of gripping or colourful or sentimental stories, the kind we like to listen to while driving on the road with the radio on* because we can relate to them.
He attaches as much importance to the quality of his lyrics and melodies as does a Western cow-boy to his horse and his 45 Colt ! What a difference !
- “Voleur de femmes”: this song on jealousy bordering on the pathological immediately rings a bell and makes us share human feelings we have all felt more or less at a given time.
- “Les lumières du Highway” illustrates the abdication of a cop who, after thinking, opts for a quieter life with his wife and his Scotch bottle in the glove compartment !
- The Californian guitars on “Elle repense à la West-Coast” make us enter the life of this young woman from Brooklyn, one of these people who have been united but who have to live unwillingly in separation.
Steelcox devotes his energy to music, imagination and emotions. His musical road is the one he takes in this beautiful country song to go to a motel where, very far from the woman he loves, he will fall asleep with the radio on* because time does not erase everything** while an energetic trucker is saying “Im driving through Arizona*** and New Mexico !