- Recording Artist / Performing Singer-Songwriter
First-born son of a pastor/musician and a speech language pathologist. Often thought of as “too rock for folk” and “too folk for rock,” I've recently completed an album, THE FURIOUS LIGHT, which both blends and embraces the two extremes.
- music writing, music performance
- indie rock, rock, singer/songwriter, alternative rock, alternative folk
- Minneapolis, MN
Straight-up rock 'n' roll with a hint of indie-pop. Does what it sets out to do, could do with a little more grit in the overall production/sound, but the upfront fast-paced nature of the track is very appealing.
"French New Year" is a crisp and soulful rocker, fit for fans of anthemic rock singer/songwriters like Brandon Flowers, Bruce Springsteen, and Matthew Good. The exhilarating "hey!" chants in the background - combined with David Ullman's enthusiastic lead - aligns with crunchy guitar riffs and playful production to result in a fun and anthemic effort that shows off Ullman's infectious qualities as a songwriter. I would recommend typing similar-to artists like the ones I named and others into http://hypem.com/ to find blogs that post your style often. Then, gather up their contact info in a spreadsheet and send out pitches emphasizing this single. Hypem is great because it includes blogs for all styles, and is a great database for finding people who will like the track and spread the word.
First of all, I'd like to thank you for directly asking for, via your description, what you're looking for from those you're submitting to. It really helps. Great job amplifying this singer-songwriter tune. I'd describe this song as: A mid-90s rock song released in the wrong decade.