Auckland country-blues rockers Paul Gurney with The DeSotos have released new single 'Highway Of Dreams' from his forthcoming solo album Shadow of Love – recorded with The DeSotos and due out on April 21st.
'Highway Of Dreams' begins with an ethereal, sparse Paris,Texas style guitar intro, leading into into a dirty desert guitar riff. Musing on the passing of time and our place in the universe, Paul and the band take the song to 70's Neil Young country rock territory as it builds and ebbs back to it's final resting place.
The soundscape production by Bob Shepheard is designed to closely reflect this dreamy, other worldly feel in a manner reminiscent of US producer Daniel Lanois.
The accompanying video clip was produced by Marcus Ringrose (www.playstudio.co.nz) and weaves in some striking imagery to capture the essence of the song's underlying theme.
Watch the video here:
The DeSotos have cemented their place as New Zealand's leading exponents of the Americana/country blues genres following the release of previous albums Cross Your Heart and Your Highway For Tonight which were both embraced by the critics at home and abroad.
Their dynamic live show steps it up a notch further with 4 part harmonies, rootsy Gretsch guitar, Hammond organ and a rock solid rhythm section.
Shadow Of Love is due for release on April 21st 2017. 'Highway Of Dreams' is now available as a free track if you pre order the album from iTunes. To listen head to Spotify.
Paul Gurney with the DeSotos Upcoming Shows:
Friday March 24th - Grey Lynn RSC, Auckland
Saturday April 1st - "Music On The Field" at Bayfield School, Herne Bay from 12 noon
Friday April 7th - International Twilight Food Fest at Birkdale North School from 4pm
Saturday April 15th - Tauranga Jazz Festival, Downtown Carnival,Tauranga (2 sets)
Sunday April 16th - Coopers Creek Winery, Kumeu
Sunday April 16th - Waihi Beach Hotel, 9pm - midnight
Friday April 21st - RNZ National Afternoons Live with Jesse Mulligan, 2.15pm
Saturday April 22nd - Album Release Show - The Thirsty Dog, Auckland