Anthony D’Amato takes on the world in the introspective “Some Folks,” which Billboard premieres today (Oct. 30). One of five tracks included on his upcoming Five Songs From New Orleans EP, out Nov. 15 via Velvet Elk Records, the stripped down country-folk tune features Esther Rose on vocals.
Alongside soaring string features and a steady acoustic guitar beat, D’Amato’s calming vocals shine through. Throughout the song, he details the various religious, economic and racial beliefs some Americans have -- as well as the unique way people prefer their coffee, neighborhoods and lifestyle -- all while encompassing a universal message of acceptance.
"It feels like the divides in America--economic, political, racial--are growing wider every day,” D’Amato tells Billboard. “I wrote ‘Some Folks’ while I was in New Orleans, but it could be really be about any of the countless cities and towns I visit on tour that are grappling with issues of segregation, gentrification, and inequality. You walk down the street and the lines are often drawn pretty starkly: some folks are welcome, some folks aren't."