This feels like an instant classic: I love the sound of double bass, clean electric guitar, a natural drum groove, and a dirty slide guitar, jamming together. It’s my sweet spot, and it might be yours too.

With the recent rise of bands like Penny & Sparrow, this heartfelt recipe for shaking your moneymaker is sure to resonate with a broad folk-loving audience. It has that fun, rootsy groove, a casual cadence, and the requisite lovers’ ultimatum.

Now with a music video, the party-vibe from the band-feel of The Meaning offsets the meditative nature of the visual story from the video, and we are left with a unique and enigmatic look at recreational brinksmanship, over an artistic framework that combines literalism with an interpretive symbolism and a stylistic nod to Shel Silverstein.

Let’s get down to the meaning, let’s get down ‘til we’re on the floor

JP Ruggieri is an Americana artist based in Nashville. This song is featured on our Country playlist.