I fell in love with Ross Coppley‘s music when I first heard the song “Hard on Angels”. It came along at a time in my life when I needed it the most. It’s a song of empowerment, inspiration, and strength through times of struggle and not only is it beautifully written, but soulfully performed. It’s the passion and raw truth in country music that has made me fall in love with the genre. That same passion and truth Coppley delivers once again in one of his newest songs, “Never Rains in Los Angeles.”
Coppley has been performing the song during his current radio tour to promote his recently released single “Wildfire.” And although the upbeat track about growing up and making memories is catching wind on many radio stations throughout the country, it’s “Never Rains in Los Angeles” that has me remembering why I have so much faith in the talent and depth of an artist like Ross Coppley.
Blue skies/ And not a single cloud in sight/ But my eyes are welling up/ Cause you’ve had enough/ And who says it never rains in Los Angeles
A unique and tender anecdote to describe a painful breakup. A song where lyrics and emotions, not production, are at the forefront and make you want to grieve his bleeding heart along with him. Strong vocals in an acoustic set only add to the honesty.
If you were ever afraid that country music had forgotten its roots, “Never Rains in Los Angeles,” will assure you, that it is still fighting hard to retain its place. Sometimes you just need to dig a little deeper to find it.
Take a listen for yourself and let me know if you agree (song starts at 3:50)!