On September 18th, the Nashville-based, genre-bending songwriter Patrick Sweany will release a new album Daytime Turned To Nighttime on the Austin-based Nine Mile Records. Today, The Bluegrass Situation premiered "Long Way Down," the third single to be released from the album.
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"The song 'Long Way Down' is my reminder that everybody feels relatively the same on the inside," says Sweany. "Everyone starts out somebody's son or daughter. Some of us get lucky, and make the right decisions at the right time. A lot of us don't. You make one bad decision, and it gets easier to make more. It's a reminder to not let life get away from you."
Recently, Paste Magazine premiered "First Of The Week," the first single to be released from Sweany's 7th studio release. Writer Brian Rolli called the track "...a warm acoustic jam about forging your own path on the road and living with those consequences" that has "...a soulful vibe evocative of early-’70s Southern rock."]
The 41 year old Nashville singer/guitarist continues to work with local producer and engineer Joe McMahan, who lent his talents to Close To The Floor (2013) as well as That Old Southern Drag (2011). Together, they recruited Ron Eoff (The Band, The Cate Brothers) and Bryan Owings (Tony Joe White, Emmylou Harris) as the rhythm section. Sweany refers to them as "the funkiest, most soulful players you could ask for."
In a recent interview with Andrew Leahey of American Songwriter, Sweany said, “You can only write so many songs about living in the aftermath of something” (a reference to Sweany’s last album, Close To The Floor, which was inspired by the death of several family members). “This new album is more about looking forward – about growing up and taking responsibility.”
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