20 December 2021
Harrington, the Dutch Delaware Rock Quartet are back with a nostalgically welcoming but exploring modern new release in their new single, “Hey Now” – available now!
The track lands as a precursor to Dutchman’s upcoming album, Vol. 3 on December 22, 2021, and a chronological follow-up of Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
The group does everything they can on “Hey Now” to develop a complete rock and roll record; the rhythm is contemporary and dancing, and the lyrics are catchy and memorable. From above, the group unleashes an electric guitar riff linked with a hammered piano melody. It’s nostalgic and modern; a testimony of the time, with a nod to the here and now.
The track is delightful as it foreshadows an exciting new chapter in Dutchman’s life and tenure; the earworm it forms inside your brain promises to nestle deep inside and not wander away. Self-proclaimed American rock band, the band mixes their love of classic outfits like Skynyrd, with modern heroes like Greta Van Fleet and The Black Keys, and the new song is reminiscent of the early Who, effervescent Doors, and tangled in a canvas of Ben Folds. Five.
It was just a twist of fate that led Connor Johnson to Jake Dutcher’s call for similar musicians in 2017. Soon the sound was fleshed out and the band was completed with the addition of Fez (Drums) and Garrett Gravatt (Guitar). In 2020, the newly formed quartet was signed to Bless Up Records and was on track to release Dutchman Vol. 1 and 2 and later the addition of pianist Franco Solorzano in late 2020 brings you the sound you hear on Vol. 3 today.
As such, “Hey Now” is an exciting start to the follow-up, Vol. 3, and comes with a very deliberate approach.
” After the flight. 2, we really wanted to do a more hands-on project – which included going back and doing “These Days” over again, and completing a more presentable version of “Find A Way Out,” Johnson shares. “We wanted ‘Hey Now’ to be our first engagement for our listeners so that they would get the full extent of our laid back attitude live for this EP.
“Between my slide lead and Franco’s thundering piano on the song’s intro, it brings us back to a simpler atmosphere like at the beginning of the group,” he continues. “Most of these songs started with recording our parts together while leaving room for little overdubs; “Landslide” is a prime example of the crisp vocals and prolific guitar work that Jake Dutcher and Garrett Gravatt do so well. With a recorded melodic rhythm track, Gravatt also adds a mind-blowing solo to the song’s sonic peak. When it comes time to pull off “These Days” you can really hear the simple but filled drums that Fez is known for. Always determined to serve the song before his ego, Fez is really a pleasure to be back in the fold full time after our concerts unplugged during the quarantine. “
“Recording with the band has always been fun and there is always something new with every record and their songs,” Gravatt remarks.
” For the flight. 3, it was much easier and I personally had more fun working, ”adds Fez. “We became better musicians than ever, which made recording my drums and synchronizing everyone else simple and easy, which made the recording process as smooth as possible. These new songs are another step in musical creation. We’re happy with the way they came out and can’t wait for the world to hear them. “
“Hey Now” is available now. Flight. 3 is December 22, 2021.
Spotify – “Hey Now” [open.spotify.com]
YouTube – “Hey now” [youtube.com]
Album cover [drive.google.com]
Press photos [drive.google.com]
Apple Music [music.apple.com]