The Dirty Shirts’ take on the classic rock hit “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak will not only captivate your soul but leave you wanting more.
This track is vulnerable and emotional, leaving you feeling like you just went on a long journey with the band. Nick Santa Maria’s slow and steady vocals in the first verse evoke a feeling of longing for someone, while the final chorus makes you want to join in by belting out the lyrics. Their ability to build the instrumentals in the chorus and pull back for the verses creates a storytelling effect that feels personal and relatable to the listener. It is clear that the band was actually feeling these deep emotions, and really played into it. The Dirty Shirts were able to take an already iconic song and put their unique sound on it to create a more rock-forward masterpiece. The Dirty Shirts have produced the perfect song to kick off your 2024 playlist.
“It’s definitely weird a left-turn for a Dirty Shirts song, considering there’s pedal steel, it’s not a traditionally “dancey” song, and while it absolutely builds into something massive, the mood for the first half is very tense, ethereal, and subdued. But that’s exciting to me, because if we can do this, we can do anything.”
-Nick Santa Maria
The band possesses a strong ability to keep the song interesting and the audience hooked with their expressive vocals, creative guitar riffs, and strong drum beats. Based in Dallas, Texas, The Dirty Shirts convey a classic rock sound with pop and alternative influences to create unique and exciting music for any occasion. Whether you’re on a long road trip, enjoying a rainy day, or just hanging out with friends, The Dirty Shirts “Wicked Game” is bound to catch you in your feels.