News From Hemifran June 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!

Vilma – Andra Ställen

Vilma Snygg, VILMA, from Borås, currently in the finals for the competition ”P4 Nästa” on Swedish radio, releases her debut EP ”Andra Ställen”, both digitally and on CD.

21 year old Vilma Snygg, grew up in Brämhult, Sweden, one of 5 finalists in ”P4 Nästa”, took the time after finishing gymnasium to focus on music, and now she releases her debut EP. An EP that she started to write some years ago when the longing to feel real love burned. 6 songs written as a diary through life spins between warm feelings and cold insights. According to Vilma herself ”the songs are naked and omits nothing, I write for myself only and hopefully people can recognize themselves in the sincerity”.

With a warm acoustic sound, the thoughts are brought to a new borderland between First Aid Kit and Melissa Horn, and it is produced, mixed and mastered by the eminent Andreas Holmstedt. ”Andra Ställen” will be found on Spotify and all other streaming and download sites, as well as on a beautifully packaged CD. More information at Hemifran.

Greg Copeland – The Tango Bar

At the age of 74, Greg Copeland has emerged from the shadow of his long time friend, Jackson Browne. In ”The Tango Bar” and its untitled companion album, out next year, Copeland has found his own style somewhere between Jason Isbell and Joe Henry, and he has earned his own place among America’s contemporary songwriters. Featuring beautiful vocals by Inara George and Caitlin Canty, and brought to life by an extraordinary group of musicians led by Tyler Chester and Greg Leisz, these are the best songs of Copeland’s career. More information at Hemifran.

Dan Tuffy – Letters Of Gold

Dan Tuffy has played in bands, operated as a touring agent, run a niche record label, and had shares in recording and record production companies. He is also a professional storyteller. Yet it wasn’t until 2017 that he released his debut solo album “Songs From Dan”. His debut gathered much critical praise and had him busy touring his homeland Australia and Europe. Leading Dutch music magazine OOR referred to it as a masterpiece. Now, his 2nd solo album “Letters Of Gold” is beginning to gather even more attention. More information at Hemifran.

Annamay – Out Of Reach

We are proud to announce new music from the songstress Annamay. 2020 she transforms from a solo studio act to an artist supported by her brand new band. A full set of muscians from various genres. The mix is right down Annamay’s alley. 2 of her new singles comprise of both a new band version as well as an original version. More information at Hemifran.

Safari Season – A New Future

“A New Future”” is a new exciting 4 track CDEP by Swedish duo Safari Season. The title track is a thrilling 6 minute epic dealing with the inexorable progress of time, and we all have to remember the past to be able to build a new, and even better, future. More information at Hemifran.

Coco O´Connor – When I Was Your World

Returning to the studio in early 2019, Coco O’Connor was more determined than ever to return to her musical beginnings. “It has a lot to do with going back to my roots where I grew up”, says Coco. The main catalyst for the development of the album was signing a record deal with Bonfire Music Group. After forming a band for a music festival in 2018, Coco took that inspiration to a whole new peak by bringing the full band in to the studio to record on her latest release, “When I Was Your World”. More information at Hemifran.

Michael Johnathon – Legacy

It’s a 9 minute folk rock monster, a journey of the modern age of songwriters in a collapsing record industry. It’s being played on rock stations and bluegrass programs, public radio and commercial radio. It’s being used in college classes and has even become a parlor game as people study and comment on the lyrics. And it hasn’t even been officially released.kaged CD. More information at Hemifran.

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