The Nude Party Drops Two New Singles: “Cherry Red Boots” and “Somebody Tryin’ to Hoodoo Me”

Following their self-titled debut album and the 2020’s Midnight Manor, North Carolina Rock band, The Nude Party, are getting ready to release their third full-length project Rides On, due out March 10 via New West Records. The group just shared two new singles off the record, titled “Cherry Red Boots” and a cover of Dr. John’s “Somebody Tryin’ To Hoodoo Me.”

Patton Maggee, the lead singer of the band says this about the songs: “‘Cherry Red Boots,’ started with a wavy organ riff that Don came up with, using his expression pedal to wah out a call-and-response melody on the Farfisa. Then we layered over an upbeat Coney Island rhythm to it. Don had written the main piece of the music and sent me a demo of it. I listened on repeat driving back and forth to New York City in my old Chevy, humming out the melody and lyrics.”

He continues: “At that time I was smitten with a girl I’d met in Brooklyn. She was dancing nights at a gentleman’s club in Manhattan. That world was entirely foreign to me. The closer we got, the more I learned about that side of nightlife. Some of it sounded liberating. Some of it sounded dark and heavy. That’s my image of the song. A naive boy entranced with a pretty midwestern girl strutting alone down a darkened New York City street. A warm red neon glow on a cold night.”

As for why The Nude Party decided to cover the song “Somebody Tryin’ To Hoodoo Me,” he reveals: “I found this song on a collection of unreleased Dr. John recordings called the ‘Crazy Cajun Tapes.’ We translated the piano lines over to guitar mostly, then hardened up the whole thing and brought it more into psych-territory. Lyrically, I feel like he was talking about the dread of a love gone wrong. And how his ex-girlfriend (or wife, maybe), is putting a curse on him and trying to cause him harm.”

In addition to “Cherry Red Boots” and “Somebody Tryin’ To Hoodoo Me,” the anticipated album will include the previously released title track “Ride On” and “Hard Times (All Around).”

Listen to “Somebody Tryin’ to Hoodoo Me” and “Cherry Red Boots” below: