Son Of A Bad Man are a band that came onto our radar at the end of 2011, and they definitely gave us a new view as to what southern pop is and will continue to be. Soon after the segment we wrote about the band, they released their first full-length record, Here’s To The Falling In…, and it blew us away even more than their 2010 EP. This record was fully funded by a Kickstarter project and their fans, which adds another amazing element to it. If a band has a strong enough fanbase to be able to raise the funds to create a whole full-length, you’ve got to know that the band has potential and the fans have a lot of faith invested in them. Once the record was funded, they headed into the studio, and created the gem that is now titled Here’s To The Falling In…, which surely shouldn’t have disappointed anyone who helped create the record. The first track on the album, “Can’t Have You” sets a lively tone for the rest of the album, and exploits the smooth, soulful sound Son Of A Bad Man are capable of producing with just the right amount of southern-twang. The band also shows a little more of their pop ability with the song “Love Like Mine” which features Runner Runner. The song begins with upbeat whistling and a tune that is almost reminiscent of a classic tv show intro that you can’t help but remember and sing along to. As the song progresses, you get to hear more feel good lyrics that hold onto that southern sass and a fun beat/rhythm coming from the drums and guitar. They also know how to slow it down with songs like “Miracle Jet” & “Die Alone” which showcase the band’s ability to soften everything up a bit with just the right proportion of grit & power left over. Son Of A Bad Man have created a great balance of everything a good album should have: song variety, emotionally connected lyrics, & strong musicality. If you aren’t into country/southern music, Here’s To The Falling In… has enough pop & rock elements to please you, and vice versa.