Song of the Week: Counting Crows – “Elevator Boots”

Posted by Greg on May 12, 2021 in Music |

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Despite being a fan of nearly all of their pre-albums, we have to admit we’ve been pretty sour on the last couple of Counting Crows albums. Underwater Sunshine felt too self-indulgent while Somewhere Under Wonderland just felt thin and ho-hum. It’s been a long seven years since then but Adam Duritz and crew have returned with aplomb in the form if “Elevator Boots.” Winsome, roost and deeply felt “Elevator Boots” is arguably the band’s strongest lead single since “You Can’t Count on Me.”

The single, which dropped late last month, comes off the band’s latest EP Butter Miracle Suite One, due out later this year. Recorded in the English countryside and composed as a suite of songs that run seamlessly into each other, Butter Miracle is the first of an at least three-part installment. That kind of creativity is exactly what vaulted Counting Crows to the top of the charts in the mid 90s and on through the early 2000s. While it’s too soon to tell if Butter Miracle will be one of the band’s best records to date the early signs are quite encouraging. In the last two weeks alone, we’ve played “Elevator Boots” roughly 10x more than any other song in our music library. The last time we played a Counting Crows lead single that frequently was 2008’s “You Can’t Count On Me.” Coincidence? I think not.

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