Ben Gallaher Puts the Pedal to the Metal With ‘Stomp’ (Review)
“Stomp” didn’t even exist yet when Ben Gallaher uploaded the guitar lick online. It was only after it went crazy viral, and fans demanded a full release, that the singer-songwriter put pen to paper to write the song. Co-written with Neil Thrasher, Patrick Thrasher, and Wendell Mobley, the swampy number makes for quite the barn burner that’ll get your head bobbin’ and body tremblin’.
“Every now and then around midnight, them ole river rats get to feeling right,” he sings, setting a vivid storybook scene “They pull a jug and a flat-top out / That back porch fittin’ to get loud / Sound like a 12-gauge going off when they play a little thing called stomp.”
Known for penning hits for Kenny Chesney, Reba, Jason Aldean, and Rascal Flatts, Neil Thrasher admits “Stomp” is a special moment in his career. “[It] is one of the coolest songs I’ve ever been a part of as a writer and one of the coolest tracks I’ve ever been a part of as a co-producer,” he says. “The first time I heard the guitar riff that inspired the song, I was immediately on the back porch in a jam session in my head. I challenge anyone to remain calm and stay seated and be still the first time they hear this song because it makes you want to stomp.”
Listen to “Stomp” below.
“Stomp” follows Gallaher’s debut record, Country in the House, released earlier this year.