News Of Hemifran December 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!

Corona Christmas – Brett Perkins & Tamra Rosanes

Pandemics are not the usual stuff of catchy Christmas songs, but Grammy nominated songwriter Brett Perkins of Pawnshop Preachers fame is no stranger to using light hearted arrangements to convey a deeper message. Perkins is joined on the recording by Denmark’s Grammy winning, reigning queen of country, Tamra Rosanes, who brings her warm, mature voice and youthful energy to the duet. More information at Hemifran.

Erik Dahl Ensemble – Gethenian Suite

Erik Dahl Ensemble’s “Gethenian Suite” is a musical suite inspired by Ursula Le Guin’s science fiction classic “The Left Hand Of Darkness”. The album was released in March 2020 just before restrictions forced live music to shut down, and will now be re-released in November 2020. More information at Hemifran.

Judy Nazemetz – Tabletop Christmas

Have you found yourself overwhelmed and stressed with all that’s going on in the world? Have you had to disinvite Christmas guests when you’ve found out they’ve been exposed? Are you in quarantine? Are you not letting friends into your home? From song humorist Judy Nazemetz, who brought you mrs Claus singing “Santa Can’cha” and the Beach Boys-esque surfing Xmas carol “A Southern California Christmas Carol”, comes her new holiday single “Tabletop Christmas”. More information at Hemifran.

Kaurna Cronin – Aloft In Blue

Multi award winning folk troubadour Kaurna Cronin has announced his deep and existential album “Aloft In Blue”, an album which takes audiences on a conceptual journey as we inevitably ascend from earth to somewhere more inhabitable. More information at Hemifran.

Lazy Afternoon – Wild

Americana and folk rock band Lazy Afternoon releases the 1st single out of 8. “Wild” bears clear traces of Bertold Brecht and “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön”, Yiddish and German 1930’s, where Jörgen’s melodeon makes the big impression. “Wild” is a wild swinging song written by Bo Ahlbertz and Ken Donner, and takes up the realization that you do not have the strength to party as much when you get older. More information at Hemifran.

Tawny Ellis – Love Life

A glance at the song titles on Tawny Ellis’ new album “Love Life” reveals a clear, unifying theme. “Pretend Love”, “Deep End Of Love”, “Spark Of Love”. “This record took about 3 years to finish”, Ellis says. “I can’t tell you why, it was just the natural progression of it. The songs for the most part are very personal stories or perhaps stories I tell about what I have observed in relationships. I built these songs mostly with three different people, Gio Loria, my husband, Jesse Siebenberg and Ted Russell Kamp. I was lucky to have all of their extraordinary talent and input on board”. More information at Hemifran.

Steve Mednick – Rivers of Tears

“’River Of Tears’ is my 16th release since 2006. The cover was painted by Mike Medicine Horse Zillioux from the Gila River Rez in Lavern, Arizona, who sadly left this earth early this year.” ~ Steve Mednick. More information at Hemifran.

Dave Desmelik – The Calendar Album

A seasoned veteran of recording and performing, Dave Desmelik is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist based in Brevard, North Carolina, USA. “The Calendar Album” is his 15th independent release of all original material. More information at Hemifran.

Brandi Vezine – Waiting On A Ring

Brandi Vezina’s new single “Waiting On A Ring” is all about enjoying single life, living carefree and embracing being single. Vezina was inspired to write about the experiences of friends going through messy divorces. More information at Hemifran.

Ulrik Arturen – Run With The Fox

Before Ulrik Arturén releases song number 4 in the ‘series’ about Richard III, there will first be a small Christmas bonus. In 1981, Chris Squire and Alan White from the group Yes released the song “Run With The Fox”, and Ulrik’s little tribute to his heroes can no longer be held. So, dear friends, the plot is already coming on November 23rd this year. More information at Hemifran.

Berra Karlsson – O Holy Night

Berra Karlsson, brother of Cina Samuelson, and also her famous pedal steel player, is already about to release his 5th single as an artist in his own right. This time it’s a joint venture with dear friend, keyboard wizard and arranger Stig Lindell, where they tackle the old French Christmas hymn “O Holy Night”, written in 1847. More information at Hemifran.

Emma Swift – Blonde On The Tracks

“Emma Swift’s high, clear voice highlights each syllable, letting you hear the words form, one seemingly following inevitably from the other, until they feel handed down, fragments of an old song now speaking to each other” ~ Greil Marcus, LA Review Of Books

“There’s a purity to this collection that allows both Dylan’s poetry and Swift’s emotion to shine, she embodies tracks like ‘Simple Twist Of Fate’ in a way that makes it feel like she wrote it herself” ~ San Fransisco Chronicle

“Emma Swift navigates Patrick Sansone’s majestic folk rock arrangements like the able captain of a frigate sailing over shimmering seas” ~ Bud Scoppa, Uncut. More information at Hemifran.

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