Minnesota based six-piece Americana musical collective Maygen & The Birdwatcher have returned with new music. The single and accompanying video "He Ain't Me" is off of their forthcoming EP Bootleggin' At The Flower Shoppe which is set to be released in September.
"He Ain't Me" came about when Noah from the band and his wife joked about all the small things and idiosyncrasies that make us lovable and worthy of attention. With "He Ain't Me", Noah sings to his love interest all the ways he is better and different than her current boyfriend. Fun loving lyrics include, "He won't take you dancing / He can't grow his beard long / He can't play a lick on his guitar."
Musically, "He Ain't Me" is a guitar heavy bluegrass-infused Americana song. With upbeat banjo, layered melodies and Noah's whisky-drenched vocals, "He Ain't Me" is an epic roots rock revival. Maygen adds her own vocal touch with delicious harmonies overlapping thumping upright bass. The comedic visuals show Noah and band drinking diet grape juice as if it is fine wine, writing a tattoo with a sharpie and even putting on a ridiculous fashion show. The video mirrors all the silly things that make us who we are and how embracing these quirks makes us unique.
Maygen & The Birdwatcher was formed by CMA nominated songwriter Maygen Lacey and blues rock guitar virtuoso Noah Neumann. The band creates a unique sound fusing blues, rock, Americana, country, soul and bluegrass. Their debut album Moonshine was awarded the Album of the Year from the Midwest Country Music Awards. The band further is known for their dynamic live performances and have opened for the likes of Old Crow Medicine Show and Grace Potter. Check out "He Ain't Me" and remember to embrace your differences.