Mustangs of the West start the decade with "How Blue", an original track that marks the launch of a countdown to their new album, TIME
”, the first single from Mustangs of the West
’s upcoming album TIME, is a memorable song with a great hook. Written by lead singer/acoustic guitarist Suzanna Spring and lead guitarist Sherry Rayn Barnett, along with The Mustangs original drummer, Kathi Taylor, the song has a Byrds-ish retro feel and jangly 12-string guitar intro.
” was produced by esteemed Canadian record producer/engineer Mark Howard (Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, REM), who suggested the band try a new approach to the song. Spring and Barnett re-wrote it on the spot in the control room at Henson Recording Studios (formerly the historic A&M Records studios), where Mustangs of the West recorded the album. The band tracked the song sitting in a circle next to the mixing board. Drummer Suzanne Morissette played a stripped-down drum kit, and with bassist Holly Montgomery laid down a great groove for the song. Violinist Aubrey Richmond added beautiful fiddle and mandolin parts, and Barnett played Wendy Melvoin’s 60's vintage Fender Mustang guitar for the solo. “How Blue
" features Mustangs of the West’s signature harmonies, and a chorus that will stay in your head long after the song is over.
Listen to "How Blue" right here: http://lnk.mustangsofthewest.com/howblue