Ready For Confetti

Album: Ready For Confetti (2011)


  • This narrative on life's ironies is the title track from Texas country-folk artist Robert Earl Keen's Ready For Confetti album, which was released on August 30, 2011. He explained to American Songwriter magazine why he titled the record after this song: "I like the title. I think if you're going to spend the time to write a really good song or make a really good record, it should have a good title. I thought that reflected the whole record. It's a fun, colorful record. Musically, it's somewhat different from track to track so it reflects what I was putting out. And I really like that song. I'm a pretty big snob about titles. I'm sick of these lazy ass titles like Horrible Bosses or Bad Teacher. Give me a break. You're gonna spend 20 million bucks on a film and call it bad teacher? Give me a break."
  • The song features Calypso rhythms. Keen explained to American Songwriter this was because, "the image of the woman dancing on the corner made it seem like it should have the carnival kind of feel. So we just kept layering more and more drums and percussion on top of it and we just had a big ol' time with it."


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