Los Angeles band The Rose Petals, fronted by songwriting partners Peter Donovan and Elijah Ocean, take off their rose-colored glasses in favor of a historical lens on the folk rock “Military Man,” the latest release from the band’s debut album American Grenadine.
Donovan says the song was written about the Eisenhower era and the false notion that there was ever a time when everyone was living the good life.
“American Grenadine is an album about American legends and tall tales, specifically those involving our Presidents and First Ladies. Most of these stories are inspired by actual events. But, over time, the details become tailored and exaggerated to the point of mythology – their subjects commemorated as our de facto American gods,” Donavan tells Wide Open Country.