Big News! The first single from my forthcoming album The Weather Up There debuted last week on Northern Spy Records. Go stream “Hike,” on all the services!
Here’s some info:
Drummer and composer Jeremy Cunningham’s “Hike” is a psychedelic mood piece in three; heavily influenced by Brazilian percussion grooves, bossa nova, and one of his drum heroes, Chad Taylor. He wrote “Hike” while on a walk with daughter Penelope. “Penny was in her stroller enjoying the summer weather, and after a while I started thinking about how much my perception of time changed when my brother died. That’s the thing about loss: your life becomes fractured. I’ve tended to keep myself busy to avoid facing the tragedy of it all. And maybe that’s what this song is about: letting myself realize that my brother’s death is a part of my timeline, and I don’t have to break apart every time something reminds me of him. He certainly wouldn’t have wanted that.”
Written by Jeremy Cunningham
Arranged by Jeff Parker, Matt Ulery.
Josh Johnson: alto, Wurlitzer electric piano, Prophet 6 analog synth
Jeff Parker: electric guitar
Matt Ulery: electric bass guitar
Jeremy Cunningham: drums, percussion
Recorded by John McEntire at Shirk Studios in Chicago, IL
Mixed by Paul Bryan in Pacific Palisades, CA
Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters in Los Angeles, CA