Track Premiere: Beechwood’s “I Know It’s Not Right”
Instant classic tune has its roots on their latest album, Songs From The Land Of Nod.
BY JOHN B. MOORE
Somewhere between gritty garage rock and glam punk resides the New York-based trio Beechwood.
And damn, if it’s not a pretty cool place to live.
So when asked, Blurt jumped at the opportunity to host the premiere of their song “I Know It’s Not Right,” one of the outtakes from their 2018 album Songs From The Land Of Nod.
“I was in bad shape when I wrote and recorded this song,” said the band’s Gordon Lawrence. “I was physically and mentally broken and didn’t see a way out at the time, but I still believed that things would get better, even at my worst. I just didn’t know what that would look like or when it would be. It’s hard for me to listen this song because I don’t like to think of that time, but at least I was self aware enough to come out and say ‘I know it’s not right.’ I’ve never tried to justify what I was doing, but I knew it was wrong. I just didn’t know how to get help until about two years later. Recordings capture a moment in time, and as dark as things may have been, I’m still happy that I was able to capture how I felt, just in case I ever forget.”
Songs From The Land Of Nod was one of two records the band put out last year (the other being Inside The Flesh Hotel). Beechwood is heading to European shortly for a spate of dates.