Since the release of her self-titled EP in 2014, Sandra Lynn has been on the road opening for Kenny Chesney, Kenny Rogers, Josh Thompson, and Jana Kramer. Her singles “Afterparty” and “Bar Hoppin’” could be heard on Sirius XM, and the music video for “You Belong” was featured CMT, GAC, and the Country Network. Lynn, who is gearing up for the release of a new album, recently premiering the upcoming project’s first single, “Hey California” on Radio Disney Country and kindly took some time to chat about the single, its upcoming video, and more.
We last spoke in 2014 with the release of “You Belong’,” what have you been up to since then?
Well, I released my debut EP which was produced by Jay DeMarcus and saw my singles, “Afterparty” and “Bar Hoppin,” get play on Sirius XM’s The Highway. I did some touring, and when I came off the road, I dove into writing with different people in Nashville and L.A. I’ve been taking my time working on the songs that will be on my debut full-length album which will be released later this year.
And the first single from that project, “Hey California,” recently premiered on Radio Disney.
I co-wrote "Hey California" with my producer Dave Brainard [Brandy Clark]. When we sat down to write, we just clicked. I really wanted to write something that would be fun for Summer, but also give a nod to my Southern California roots all while having a Beach Boys vibe because they were some of the first records I remember my parents playing as a child, especially Endless Summer.
Previously you had worked with Trey Fanjoy on your music videos. Will there be a video for “Hey California” and will you work with her again?
There will be a video for “Hey California,” but this time I am working with a team out of California whom I have known for several years. We shot the video all over L.A. in spots like the Griffin Observatory, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Malibu. It’s like a mini-view of what California looks like from downtown to the beach and cliff-sides. It was really cool to make and should be out very soon.
It sounds like it will be another beautifully shot video. You mentioned a full-length album, when can fans expect that?
We are just putting the finishing touches on it now and are looking to release it a little later this year. I co-wrote nine of the twelve songs which are a mix of up-tempo and playful songs that speak to women of all ages encouraging them to enjoy life, but also dealing with the intimate, vulnerable moments we like to talk about with our girlfriends behind closed doors.
And do you have plans to tour to support the project?
Well, we just had the opportunity to be a part of CMA Fest and play some wonderful events there. And now we’re setting up some road dates in California and the Mid-West which will be announced soon. I’m excited to move from the studio to getting out there and connecting with the fans.
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Find "Hey California" on Spotify’s Wild Country Playlist