Merle Haggard joins Willie Nelson on a new track from their new album, “Django and Jimmie.”
Longtime collaborators and country legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have released a new single, “Unfair Weather Friend.”
The new track is a single from their upcoming album, Django and Jimmie. The song is a lyrical and musical example of their longtime friendship and the deep relationship that has been developed between the two profoundly talented artists over their long careers.
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The entire song is a beautiful ballad to their friendship that has spanned decades. With honest lyrics like “A few numbers on the phone and you’re on the other end, my come whatever, unfair weather friend,” the song showcases the bond between two friends who stay true to each other through the best and worst of times. The overall sound is classic and lets the lyrics speak for themselves, which dedicated fans have come to know and appreciate from both artists. Musically, the song never builds or shifts but stays steady and raw, allowing the words to cut through just the way they should.
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Marla Cannon-Goodman and Ward Davis are the co-writers behind the song that feels like it was taken right out of the mouths of the longtime friends. If this track signals the quality and sincerity behind the rest of the album, Django and Jimmie will certainty be a milestone release for both Haggard and Nelson.