An affectionately-crafted, Americana-drenched love song, soaked in the country rooted-musicianship of the southern states, the track marks the imminent arrival of the 31 year old’s full length follow up to last year’s Calling Off The Doors.
Titled Ron Pope & The Nighthawks, the 31 year old singer-songwriter’s latest LP was written and recorded whilst on the road and, instrumental in creating the album, were a band of fellow Brooklyn-based musicians (Paul Hammer, Alex Foote, Andrew Pertes, Alex Brumel, Alan Markley, & Michael Riddleberger) whom Pope called upon to form The Nighthawks.
As well as contributing to the song-writing process, the band performed the tracks on the road during the recording sessions, giving them the opportunity to share the finished product with their fans before anyone else got a chance to hear them.
“This is me going back to the roots of what made me a songwriter,” says Pope, who has sold over 2 million singles to date, and become something of a go-to guy for the US TV teams responsible for hunting down songs to feature on their shows. “I was trying to blow my own mind with the last album – this time I’m trying to soothe it. I want to take those songs out on the road and get them dirty, sharing them with the fans while they are still fresh and brand new rather than incubating them in a sterile environment for a long time.”
Download Southern Cross from iTunes now and watch the lyric video below.