Imagine if Dan Auerbach cut a Tony Joe White record around the time he released "Polk Salad Annie" and peppered it with soul-country vocals from Stones-era Muscle Shoals. That’s what you get when “The Loneliest I’ve Ever Been” by Josh Hoyer & The Macy Sounds hits your speakers. The Macy Sounds formed in Color Red Studios during fall 2018 as a collaboration between Eddie Roberts, Pete Shand, and Joe Tatton (The New Mastersounds) alongside John Macy on pedal steel guitar and Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation) on drums. Roberts called upon Hoyer when searching for someone who can wear several musical hats ranging from hearty, swaggering blues stylings to pensive, soul-filled lyrics. Hoyer pens words inspired by a free-spirited stint in his mid-20s where he was roaming around the country living out of his van and trying to make a doomed love affair make sense. This is the final track of a 3-song collection from Hoyer and The Macy Sounds with Color Red slated to release music by Hoyer’s own project, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, in the coming months.