5 Songs I Love w/Jeremy Rice
Following on from the release of his latest EP 'The End Of The Highway Part 1', we caught up with Canadian Rock/Americana artist 'Jeremy Rice' to get an insight into the influences that make up his eclectic sound. If you like Jeremy's choices, be sure to check out 'The End Of The Highway' at the end of this article.
1. Eric Carmen and the Raspberries - Go All the Way
"This one used to play on the local classic rock radio station all the time when my mom would drive me to school in the morning. Without a doubt, nostalgia plays a big role in my appreciation of the song, but a deeper listen reveals an intriguing blend of familiar stylings. You can hear some Paul Mccartney, Roy Orbison, Beach Boys... It almost feels like a one-song greatest hits compilation for that era in rock history."
2. Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over
"This one makes me smile right from the opening drum roll. I always enjoyed the production in Lenny’s work, but this one sounds particularly sweet. You gotta love those dry strings. Incidentally, I believe this would probably have been Lenny’s only number 1 Billboard hit, had it not been for that Bryan Adams song. You know the one."
3. Carly Simon - You’re So Vain
"Son of a gun! There’s a dark brooding anger in this song that really feels like a kick to the chest. I hear that opening bass and the volume automatically goes up. Once again, great production here; nice and simple, everything is in its right place. ‘Can’t help but wonder how Warren Beatty feels about it."
4. Yes - Owner of a Lonely Heart
"I usually say no to Yes, but in this case I say Yes, Yes, Yes! The sound and depth of this track are just amazing! Take note of how that guitar solo travels from a warehouse to a closet in its closing note. There was a lot of attention paid to detail on this one. Also, you should check out its production history on Wikipedia. Quite the story."
5. Lana Del Rey - Video Games
"This one reminds me of someone very dear to my heart, but there’s something special about it that goes beyond the personal connection. Lana’s sound is so intense and haunting. It’s incomparable. I just love it, and to me this is some of her at her best. She should do the next James Bond intro. I might even watch the movie for it."
Listen to Jeremy Rice 'The End Of The Highway'