Nashville-based artist Michael Lusk recently released a new song, “They’re Just Little,” via Desert Rose Records. The song was written by Jim Cavalier and arranged and engineered by Billy Anderson of Tone Slinger Studios.
“They’re Just Little” was selected as the theme song for the upcoming movie Fathers, which is currently in production and is slated to be released on Father’s Day, June 19.
The song is about the trials and tribulations experienced by single fathers raising young children. Heartfelt, the song tries to convey a father’s deep feelings to his ex, petitioning for understanding.
Talking about his music, Michael Lusk says, ” I was born in Twinsburg, Ohio and began singing at an early age and I don’t think I’ve heard a style of music I don’t like…. I’ve performed different types of music over the years, but Country Music is where my heart is.”
Lusk is presently on tour with Loretta Lynn and has performed with mega-artists such as Martina McBride, Marty Stuart, Zooey Deschanel, and the Billy Graham Ministries. He’s also the vocalist on the just-released album, Leap Of Faith, written by songwriter John Blok.
“They’re Just Little” opens on drawling guitars and a graceful piano. Lusk’s rich, country voice imbues the lyrics with gentle, tender textures. Sweeping, poignant strings swell with subtle coloration in the backdrop, filling the tune with poignancy.
“I question your choices and why you went that way / But I’ve got my heart attached.”
A measured country/Americana rhythm infuses the song with a delicious undulating flow. Yet the highlight of the tune is the plush, captivating timbres of Michael Lusk.
Wonderfully put together, simple yet elegant in presentation, and brimming with profound emotions, “They’re Just Little” is outstanding.