The recurring theme woven throughout the Borrowed Blue premiere 8-song LP, entitled Borrowed Blue, (produced by Ira Dean–formally of Trick Pony) is centered on simplistic sentiments and country life rich in the luxuries of a “satisfied mind.” The debut single release, “Porch People” (written and produced by Eric Heatherly), is a lifestyle piece and a prideful testament dueling a rendition of the Bronx’s front stoop sitting with a country-style twist where “Shuckin' Corn Sittin' On A Tailgate, Hound Dog Layin' In The Cool Shade, Smell Of Mama's Cookin' Through The Screen Door, Keepin' It Real” is the pride of country living and worn on the sleeves of southern belles and gentlemen with great satisfaction to define their culture. “Days Like These” weighs heavy on the ordinary moments made splendid with beaus side by side and highlights the overwhelming surge of contentment and desire to “replay the day.” The boys showcase their “rebel” yell with heavy drum tracks and electric guitar riffs in “I Shouldn’t Love This,” a tug of war between the way momma raised her sons and the magnetic attraction to a little “dancin’ with the devil,” and “Back That Truck Up,” a high energy, playful tune “head lighting” the end result of corn-fed men with hillbilly-elixir filled aluminum cans, flatbed trucks and pretty women. The guys of Borrowed Blue expose their sensitivity in the romantic “Rain,” the reflective and regretful “Lost You” and the comforting “Dream of Me.” With spontaneous behavior spawned by rainy days, lost love, and grilling up five-dollar steaks on a twenty- dollar grill, the tracks encompass the breadth of everyday life as if time were bottomless.
“Our goal is to create that ‘moment.’ A moment in time that the listener may recall from the past, an in-the-now moment that they’ll remember from this day forward, or a moment to move them to buy another ticket to come out and see us again. We just want to make music that’s memorable and ‘touches’ each and every listener.” –Matt Cooper, Lead Singer
Residing in a community with the lake as their playground, Matt, Brandon and Jordan all have a natural affinity for life on the water and their way of life shines through in their music. As calm as the waters at sunset and as adrenaline-driven as mid- regatta, their lyrics are as “easy as a Sunday morning,” yet light the room up like a barn burning. From party-cove to a blanket- for-two on the shore, Borrowed Blue has entertainment value that will make waves for years to come.
Whether watching waves crest the shore on a Friday evening or making an impression before a roaring crowd in a juke joint, Borrowed Blue takes the listener on a whimsical musical escape guaranteed to become a ‘moment’ to recall--yesterday, today and all of your tomorrows.