Modern Hearts Sampler

Paul McDonald

Modern Hearts Sampler by Paul McDonald
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AlternativeAmericana
For fans of:Anderson East, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, The Revivalists, Ray Lamontagne, Rayland Baxter
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  1. New Lovers
  2. Hold On
  3. Wild Card
  4. Call On Me
  5. Modern Hearts
AlternativeAmericana
For fans of:Anderson East, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, The Revivalists, Ray Lamontagne, Rayland Baxter
Tip the Artist $5 Suggested Tip
Description

Paul McDonald’s forthcoming debut full-length album Modern Hearts is a testimony of self-destruction and salvation. An album bursting with anthemic hooks, majestically texted alt-rock, tinges of Southern soul, literate introspection, and profound redemption. The troubadour has partnered with Noisetrade to share the first 5 tracks from the lucid album as well as the official video from the album’s current single “Hold On”.

It could be said that Modern Hearts is a breakup record documenting spiritual and artistic uplift. The 14-track body of work represents a full-spectrum of emotions, from soulful and sorrowful tracks, to invigorating new-life anthems, to meditative mid-tempo numbers. Produced by Jordan Lehning (Rodney Crowell, Andrew Combs),and an all star cast of musicians like Ian Fitchuk (Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly), Todd Lombardo (Nial Horan, Lera Lynn) and Lincoln Parish (Cage the Elephant) to help shape his narrative. Each song, forged of equal parts of the singer/songwriter’s confessionalism rock and roll irreverence, is brought to life by lifting arrangements and refined vocal delivery. “Making this album saved my life. Darkness is a beautiful gift. It introduced me to new layers of myself and gave me a brand new perspective, but I'm happy to be out of it. The light feels pretty good these days.”

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ALL SONGS WRITTEN or CO-WRITTEN BY PAUL MCDONALD

© 2017 Ludowici Publishing (BMI)

PRODUCED BY: JORDAN LEHNING

Recorded and Engineered by Konrad Snyder

Mixed by Jordan Lehning and Konrad Snyder

Assistant Engineers: Jim Georgeson (Echo Mountain), Zachary Pancoast (Studio Emporium)

Mastered by Chris Athens at Chris Athens Masters (Austin, TX)

Recorded at Echo Mountain Studios (Asheville, NC)

Additional Recording at Sound Emporium Studios (Nashville, TN)

Additional Recording at The Study (Nashville, TN)

Additional Recording at The Compound (Nashville, TN)

Strings and Horns arranged by Jordan Lehning

Strings and Horns recorded by Kevin Sololnicki at The Compound (Nashville, TN)

“Call On Me” produced by Jordan Lehning, Gabe Simon, Konrad Snyder, Paul McDonald

THE BAND:

Paul McDonald: Vocals & Guitars

Todd Lombardo: Acoustic Guitar, Hi-strung Acoustic, 12 String Guitar, Electric Guitar, Tiple, Mandolin, Gang Vocals, Claps

Dave Cohen: Piano, B3, Synthesizers

Ian Fitchuk: Drums and Percussion, Piano, B3

Kris Donegan: Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Gang Vocals, Claps

Eli Beaird: Bass Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Gang Vocals, Claps

Jordan Lehning: Background Vocals, Guitars, Piano

THIS RECORD WAS RECORDED WITH THE HELP OF:

Kristina Train: Background Vocals

Angie Primm – Background Vocals on “Come On” and “New Lovers”

Gayle Mayes – Background Vocals on “Come On” and “New Lovers”

Lincoln Parish: Electric Guitar on “Hold On”

Leah Blevins: Backing Vocals on “I Ain’t Good”

Gabe Simon: Background Vocals on “Call On Me”

Melodie Chase – Cello

Zach Casebolt – Violin

Katelyn Westergard – 2nd Violin

Avery Bright – Viola

Tyler Summers – Baritone and Tenor Sax

Leif Shires - Trumpet

ART DIRECTION: Paul McDonald

DESIGN: Jason Lee Denton at Solar Cabin Studios

ILLUSTRATION: Paul McDonald

PHOTOGRAPHY: Nolan Knight & Jason Lee Denton

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