Pokey LaFarge, 'Something In The Water'

February 27, 2015 7:42 PM

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Pokey LaFarge's passion for women, storytelling and American blues and gospel all come together on this song, the title track of his new album, Something in the Water. LaFarge wrote to us to tell us that the song "is about the ups and downs of a Midwestern love affair. The female character in the song doesn't always treat her man right, but no matter how crazy things can get and how hard things sometimes seem to be, he realizes that all of her quirks and eccentricities are a big part of why he loves her and that ultimately he can't live without her. I guess that's what they call love, or at least can be one definition of many.

"The initial inspiration for the song came from a band member's girlfriend, who at one point literally had an El Camino in her front yard up on blocks. I developed a melody for that line and couldn't stop singing it. From there, my own personal experiences sort of fed into the rest of the songwritin...

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