From the recordings Be Good To Yourself: 10 Choice Cuts and Real (De Piratas)
De Piratas’ debut album was released behind a beaded curtain of anonymity (who are these guys?). The album is full of hooky, big-guitar anthems. Tucked amid the detonation was “Real,” an out-of-tune, woozy ballad that seemed the kinda-country cousin to an album filled with glorious guitar noise. Peeling back the chaos exposed a bonafide country song about aging and making music. Add pedal-steel guitar, banjo, and vocalist Travis Shallow … voila!