News Of Hemifran July 2022

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!

Jackson Browne – Minutes To Downtown

“The song is about wanting to be somewhere else, but for whatever reasons, you’re tied to the place where you live and the things you do”, Browne says of the ”Downhill From Everywhere” track. “So I wanted it to be me driving around. To me, the video has a distinctive feature, which is that nothing happens. You don’t arrive anywhere, right?” ~ Jackson Browne. More information at Hemifran.

Steve Yanek – Long Overdue

From the opening guitar riff and Jeff Pevar’s melodic slide guitar, Steve Yanek’s new single “Long Overdue” immediately puts the listener on familiar ground. Reminiscent of the Lowell George era Little Feat and Jackson Browne’s rockier side, this song has the upbeat hopefulness of love finally coming together after a long pursuit. The title track to Yanek’s upcoming album which is slated for an August 5th, 2022, release, this song also features an amazing piano part by the late T Lavitz, in what could be one of the last studio performances of Dixie Dregs renowned keyboardist. More information at Hemifran.

Su Andersson – Brave

“I found that other artists I reached out to where as keen to connect as I was. Its amazing really”, Su observes, “There are people around the corner if you’re willing to go there, and are brave enough to make that step, and say hello”. As a musical celebration of humanity’s capacity and need for connection, for community, for togetherness, “Brave” does precisely that, whilst celebrating a whole lot more. More information at Hemifran.

Jay Bird – At Home Again

Jason (Jay) Byrd has been a professional guitarist, singer, and songwriter since his late teens. In his early twenties, he co-founded the blues-rock trio The Groov with Kerry Brooks, and in 1996 joined the then-Grateful Dead cover band Wavy Train. Byrd’s original songs and guitar work helped Wavy Train to forge a sound that combined pop-oriented melodies with extended improvisation. More information at Hemifran.

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