“Simple Life,” the new song from Green River Ordinance, is an infectious number describing, well, the simple life. Green River Ordinance’s Jamey Ice said that living simply is inherent for the band because of their upbringing.
“The ‘simple life’ mentality is ingrained in all of us to a degree because of how we grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, where the personality of its culture tends move at a relaxed pace,” he said. “When writing this song we were all inspired by this theme and that provided the spark for this song.”
It’s a theme relatively typical of country music, but Green River Ordinance manages to make it their own with mellifluous harmonies and some inspired, complementary fiddle playing from Ross Holmes. The simplicity of the chords suggest the band knew exactly the feeling they were trying to evoke.
“We kept the progression and arrangement simple to support the overall theme of the song,” added Ice.
“Simple Life” will be on Green River Ordinance’s forthcoming Fifteen, currently set for a January release. It’s a fitting album title. The band started when all of the members were only 15 years old, and now they’ve been together for 15 years. Fifteen will be available for pre-order , Sept. 25.