Coal mining has long been a backbone industry to America, especially across small towns and other rural areas. Americana bellower Eric Bolander takes great issue with a company called Blackjewel Mining and its egregious treatment of its works, pouring it directly into his new song. “Cold Men” bristles with emotional stringwork that seems to pierce down to the bone.
“Take all of your wishes / Thoughts and your prayers / Lay them all on the whispers / Cold men just don’t care,” he laments. Emotions certainly run high – but so does the truth.
Listen to “Cold Men” below.