Shannon and the Clams tackle toxic masculinity with aplomb in the two minute “All of My Cryin’”. Guitarist Cody Blanchard sings from a boy’s perspective, and in the third verse, you hear how the child becomes a man: “Little shoes I was tying / When I heard a man’s voice / Tears on thе sidewalk / He said, “keep it inside””. The song’s about looking for love in all the wrong places—maybe the boy’s been conditioned this way? But it’s wrapped in a perfect pop package of R&B, soul and classic rock. When I first heard it, I wondered if it was a cover. That’s my brain playing catch-up with my ears: it’s an instant classic. Available via Easy Eye Sound.

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