Friday, June 8, 2012

Jerrod Niemann Is Set To Free The Music In October

Jerrod Niemann will be looking to avoid the sophomore slump when he releases his second major label album release Free The Music, on October 2 on Sea Gayle/Records/Arista Nashville. With hits like "Lover, Lover" and "One More Drinking Song" establishing him as a semi-fixture on country radio, Niemann hopes that the first single, "Shinin' On Me," continues his growth as an artist. 

"Free The Music is an album where I wanted to do just that," says Niemann. "It's a project honoring many different layers and colors that have appeared in the country genre since recorded music began."

It took Niemann a full two years to record Free The Music, but he wanted to record it from a non-traditional standpoint, regardless of time. He used brasswind horns throughout, and had his live band lay down the tracks instead of hiring studio musicians. Moreover, he used a recording technique called The Clasp during the production of each song on the record.

Once again joining forces with Dave Brainard (Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury) who co-produced the new album with him in Nashville, Niemann's unique musical flare is evident on the entire record, especially the song "Real Women Drink Beer," (which is the theme of many of his merch items). Blending two extremes: rockabilly and reggae together, Niemann created a sound that sounds well, very much like country. He also collaborated with guest vocalist Colbie Caillat on the soulful ballad, "All About You."

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