Picture yourself embarking on a sonic journey, a musical getaway guided by a seasoned indie rock musician and producer, Brady Harris. On April 14, you can step into Harris’s latest creation, an EP dubbed “Hotel In The Sky”. Evolving his signature Beatles-infused Americana Rock sound, Harris extends an invitation to listeners, welcoming them to a realm brimming with crunchy vintage electric riffs, multi-layered melodies, and a crackling pop sensibility bound to transport you to a different time and place.
Born in Texas but currently calling California home, Harris infuses his songs with a unique blend of craft, looseness, and flow. Imagine rock n’ roll with a particular emphasis on the ‘roll’. His style has been likened to the Beatles hailing from Texas, while his eclecticism has drawn comparisons to Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.
Taking full creative reign on “Hotel In The Sky”, Harris flexed his musical prowess by writing, recording, performing, and producing every track. The record itself came to life in the confines of BlackPug Studios in Los Angeles, CA, and La Grotte Studios in Nice, France, showcasing Harris’s ability to bring together contrasting atmospheres from different parts of the world.
The title track “Hotel In The Sky” pays tribute to an infamous East London drug den while exploring the overwhelming throes of love. But each track on the EP serves a unique purpose, creating a landscape of emotions and experiences. The song “Economy of Sound” cleverly uses a metaphor to express the transformative power of music, while “Welcome Back to the Comedown” navigates the aftermath of a love affair’s end. “Parting Gift” is a poignant nod to the love that refuses to fade, and “Chateau Hill” pays homage to the breathtaking views of Old Town Nice from Colline du Château.
Brady Harris’s sonic expression is that of a true storyteller and wordsmith. Each song in “Hotel in the Sky” feels like an instant classic, a testament to his masterful fusion of complimentary subgenres and orchestral arrangements. From Dan Auerbach to John Lennon, Harris pulls from a wellspring of influences, creating an immersive 5-track tour de force. Every song in this collection coalesces to form a memory-rich narrative, a wild yet comforting stay at an ethereal hotel where memories will only serve you well.
Whether you choose to listen to or purchase “Hotel In The Sky” via Bandcamp or stream the title track on Spotify, you are in for an unforgettable ride. The allure of Harris’s distinctive music is not lost on others either. His song “Good To Know” was part of a yearlong ad campaign for Portugal’s biggest bank, and he scored the music for an indie film featuring Cuba Gooding Jr.
Delving into the depths of “Hotel In The Sky” is a reminder of the transformative power of music. Brady Harris’s new EP doesn’t just give listeners a place to rest their heads; it offers a journey, a chance to traverse the realms of Beatles-infused Americana Rock and experience the magic of his musical getaway.
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