Mellow is not a word I typically associate with Nathaniel Rateliffe who until know I’ve only known as part of his soul music with Nathaniel Rateliffe and the Night Sweats. “It’s Still All Right” is the first song off of his forthcoming album of the same name that will be released on Stax Records February 14. This song is a very mellow song about trying to keep going and finding hope when life is beating you down and your world seems to be falling apart. Very specifically it’s about the death of his long time producer and friend Richard Swift who died back in 2018. It’s not the kind of music I was expecting to hear from Nathaniel Rateliffe, but I very much like it and look forward to hearing the rest of the album.