High Moon Records is pleased to announce its latest offering, Ryan Martin Gimme Some Light.
New York based singer-songwriter Ryan Martin premieres a beautifully-shot new video for twangy lead single “Death of Love” at PopMatters. The video blends French New Wave cinema with a classic Americana touch. Martin’s label debut Gimme Some Light is out June 29 on High Moon Records.
Gimme Some Light is the sound of catharsis and renewal, loss and reinvention. It is a living jukebox, full of vivid, deeply personal songs that span considerable emotional and sonic terrain. Drawing from the same well of timeless American music that informs artists like Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch and Bruce Springsteen, Martin’s themes can get dark – self-doubt, longing, heartbreak, addiction – but the music is full of bold melodies, energy, humor and hope.
Recorded at The Art Farm (Felice Brothers, Nels Cline) in Upstate New York, Gimme Some Light goes deep and wide into Martin’s songbook. From the dark and twangy Americana of “Death of Love” to the driving R.E.M.-jangle of “Say You Love Me”, the modern rock exaltation of “Lepers In Armor,” to the timeless fragility of “Real Human Being”; these are classic songs luminous with imagery and feeling.
Ryan Martin’s Gimme Some Light can be pre-ordered here.