Ben Gallaher draws inspiration from his upbringing in Pennsylvania, intertwined with 90s country music. Now living in Nashville, his self-titled debut EP definitely exemplifies how Gallaher takes his inspiration and puts his unique touch on it. His song “Against The World” is a particular standout from the album.
Perhaps the most noticeable thing about the song initially is Gallaher’s distinct, husky, raw voice. The epic guitar part is filled with catchy hooks. Gallaher writes from the heart as he says, “Let’s make the sun scared we’re gonna chase it/ let’s make that rule scared we’re gonna break it.” The song has an undeniable, intoxicating promise of liberation and freedom.