Over the course of his career, and through numerous projects, Mark Fredson has garnered well-deserved attention, both for his fearless showmanship, as well as a knack for writing larger-than-life hooks. Fredson gained notoriety — in Nashville, and across the United States — for his time as the frontman of The Lonely H, and helped Margo Price craft her breakout song “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle).”
The sum of those experiences has culminated in Going to the Movies, Fredson’s new, 9-track volume of “classic bedroom pop” that, in the artist’s own words, is his most authentic work to date.
“Going to the Movies sounds very 2019, but it can also take you back to an earlier time,” Fredson said. “It bridges a solid gap between two worlds. I wanted to sound new while still mining the past, and this is my true self on the record. Regardless of the different iterations of music I’ve played in the past, there’s nothing in the world that’s more representative of me as a person than what you hear here.”
If that’s the case, then we love Mark Fredson here at UMC!
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At every turn, Elle Mears has lived a life surrounded by music. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter is the daughter of pianists – she describes her mother as a “brilliant” classical pianist, while her father’s exploration of the 80s synth movement led her to appreciate a broad range of styles.
Not to mention, she found a world-class musical mentor in her uncle, legendary bluegrass mandolin player Jimmy Gaudreau.
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To me, Tafari Anthony embodies so much of what I respect in an artist. He has always stuck to a consistent path of creation and self-reflection, striding boldly and bravely upon it.
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On Friday night, our Facebook page was taken over by some Reel ones.
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To review Ellen Starski’s latest release, Sara’s Half Finished Love Affair, as a typical album would be to understate its depth and complexity. This dreamy, ethereal 11-track collection is a full-bodied musical experience; one which is transcendental of genre boundaries, and which reaches into the spiritual realm, to illustrate love and interpersonal connection at the energy level.
When I first hit play on The Tisburys’ newest single, “Fading Light,” a reminiscent wave washed over me. I could feel a cool summer breeze with the last rays of the setting sun on my face, and a multi-colored stage in the distance becoming ever brighter with the ascension into the evening. The rawness and spirit of this song reminds me of everything that I love about music.
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Want that breezy, summer’s day type of feeling? Grace Lee has something for you.
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“Electric” Emma Ohm is a supremely talented vocalist, musician, and dancer with bucketloads of energy and soul. Her latest single and music video for “Not Your Savior” puts her style and talent on full display, and her upcoming Shaggy Head EP is sure to bring the fire when it drops.
Today, Emma joins The Quinn Spinn to discuss her projects, with an important focus on the concepts and lessons she has learned on her creative journey.
Since last year, Anna Claire Loftis has been building toward the release of her EP, Happy on TV. We’ve had the chance to check in at various points along the journey, and now, we’ve arrived at our destination.
What we found when we got here was a thoughtful contemporary pop effort, full of fresh ideas and a willingness to tackle heavy topics.
On Friday, we brought another vitual installment of the Underground Writers Round to you. Naturally, our quarantined format allows us to bring songwriters from anywhere into the fold — so, we took full advantage of the opportunity, and showcased writers from all over the country!
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