The Alex Leach Band’s “Little Secret” brings an air of mystery

Article Contributed by Mountain Home … | Published on Friday, April 29, 2022

With a unique blend of masterful traditional sounds and edgy original songs by their namesake, the Alex Leach Band are blazing a new path in bluegrass — and “Little Secret,” their latest single for Mountain Home Music Company, illustrates the combination to perfection.

From Leach’s powerful opening guitar strum to the twin yodel with which he and harmony singer Miranda Leach end the song, “Little Secret” offers a pitch-perfect take on the classic “angry bluegrass” sound, as Band member JT Coleman’s bass and guest Roscoe Morgan’s mandolin lay down an irresistible beat behind label mate Carley Arrowood’s searing fiddle and fierce, driving banjo from the Larry Stephenson Band’s Derek Vaden. Still, though the lyric faithfully reflects the music’s dark mood, its indistinct yet vivid collage of hints and threats give the song an air of mystery that is unmistakably modern.

“With a brand new album of original music coming this summer, I couldn’t be more excited to share it with everyone,” enthuses Leach, “and ‘Little Secret’ is one of the high energy songs that will be included. It talks about a corrupt boss man who’s always taking advantage of everyone, and one of his workers is about to get back at him for all of his wrongdoings. Although the lyrics are pretty serious, this song has become one of our favorites to have fun with on stage. I hope you enjoy this one, and remember, it’s just a little taste of what’s to come on our new album this summer!"

Listen to "Little Secret" HERE