Exclusive Premiere: The Brothers Comatose Release “Working For Somebody Else”

Today (February 17), American Songwriter is premiering the latest single, “Working For Somebody Else,” from the San Francisco-based bluegrass band The Brothers Comatose,

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The new song is part of their new LP, When It All Falls Apart, the five-piece string band is set to release in May. The group, which is comprised of brothers Ben (guitar, vocals) and Alex Morrison (banjo, vocals), along with Steve Height (bass), Philip Brezina (violin), and Greg Fleischut (mandolin), have a number of tour dates in the works, too, which you can see below.

As the new song’s title may suggest, the track is an acoustic-centered tune about doing it for yourself. The band sings in unison, I’m tired of working for somebody else. I can get along just alright all by myself. I’m gonna bust that old dusty guitar right off the shelf. I’m doing things my way.

“This song is about someone daydreaming of sticking it to their boss while feeling stuck in a soulless, dead-end job,” says The Brothers Comatose band member Alex Morrison, who penned the tune.

Check out the new song, which also features some great jaunty string playing, below.

The band also released a cover of the Neil Young hit song, “Harvest Moon,” which they announced on social media. Taking to Twitter, the band wrote to their fans, “Check out our new @Neilyoung cover we did with our friend AJ Lee – ‘Harvest Moon.'”


03 Feb  Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA

04 Feb  Soho Restaurant & Music Club – Santa Barbara, CA

06 Feb  Gem and Jam 2022 – Tucson, AZ

24 Feb  Wintergrass Festival 2022 – Bellevue, WA

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