News From Hemifran July 2020

Hemifrån is an independent A&R, promotion and marketing company, based in the heart of Sweden, specializing in, what they call, “gut music” – The kind of music that you can feel in your gut, no matter what. Hemifran is promoting a lot of singer-songwriter, westcoast-pop, country, AOR and more. Here are featured some of their latest news – it is not all west coast, but dig into it!

Jim Iseman III – Viduity

This year Jim Iseman III releases his debut EP “Viduity” which blends traditional songwriting with modular ambient synthesis. The source material draws heavily from the work of physicists Richard Feynman, Roger Penrose and Douglas Hofstadter. More information at Hemifran.

Judith Owen – Hold My Hand

“This is my re-imagining of Jess Glynne’s mega dance hit ‘Hold My Hand’. The sentiment is so fitting for how we’re all feeling right now, needing others, knowing we can’t get through this alone, I’m so proud of how poignant, deeply moving, and totally different it is! Many thanks as always to my incredible collaborators. Leland Sklar, Pedro Segundo, Christian Lohr, John Fischbach, Jesse Snider and Steve Lee. All proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, supporting a community whose ‘hand to mouth’ existence, with zero social services, has been devastated during Covid-19. Enjoy and many thanks for supporting and caring.” ~ Judith Owen. More information at Hemifran.

Cina Samuelson – Sing With Your Heart And Soul

”My mother was a wonderful woman, she loved music, she loved to sing and she really loved to dance. The song ‘Sweet Mama’ is about a very special moment for me, my mother and a man called Elvis. The song ‘How Long Is Forever’ is about a couple getting married and the promise to stay together forever. But the question is; How long is forever?” ~ Cina Samuelson

New single just released by country music artist Cina Samuelson, recorded live in a studio in Mariestad, Sweden, and it contains the 2 songs ”Sweet Mama, Elvis And Me” and “How Long Is Forever”, both written by Cina. More information at Hemifran.

Meadow Creek – Pieces Of Driftwood

Meadow Creek are back with a strong sequel to their acclaimed debut album from 2017, “‘Til Death Do Us Part”. Country, americana, or why not ‘swedicana’, flavoured tones with a touch of nordic melancholy and the whisper of the woods.

On the new album, “Pieces Of Driftwood”, the duo metaphorically describe their songs as driftwood pieces, washed ashore on the beach of memories, and each has their own unique story to tell.

Available June 5th, 2020, on Paraply Records & Tapes, with distribution by Border Music. More information at Hemifran.

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Good music enriches your life. At BLUE DESERT we are passionate about this particular yet wide-ranging style of music we call West Coast Music. This site is a modest tribute to the music and the performing artists, who through the (many) years have given us - and continue to give us - endless hours of musical enjoyment. As long-time fans we want to share our enthusiasm, experiences and views with fellow connoisseurs as well as curious newcomers. If we can do our bit to help promote this great music and all the gifted artist – well, then we have succeeded.