Americana roots-rock artist, Chad Harvey, premieres his second single and title track, from forthcoming ‘Run From The Sound’ today on American Songwriter.
'Run From The Sound’ will be Harvey’s first release since 2008’s ‘Get Lit.’ This album kept him on the road until 2011, performing several nights a week while still holding his day job to survive in Nashville. The initial energy he felt on stage was diminished by exhaustion and constant nudges from his label to put out a new record. Needing time for a mental reset, Harvey set off to Australia for two weeks. On his fateful flight home, he met his now wife and mother of his two children. For the last twelve years, Harvey has spent time on himself and his family, earned life experiences, and songwriting.
In 2015 Harvey started tracking the songs from the idea book he composed in his years away from the stage. Title-track, “Run From The Sound,” was co-written with longtime friend and producer, Marc Johnson.
“When I arrived at the Pop Machine Studio to start tracking the record, Marc said that he wanted me to hear something. He played me the song, and I immediately captivated. Not knowing at all why he played the song for me other than I love the songs he writes and always love to hear his latest stuff,” shared Harvey. “Marc said, ‘I think you should cut this’ and after listening to it a few times, I realized what the song was about.”
Johnson wrote “Run From The Sound” about a past relationship of Harvey’s. Johnson’s song captured everything as it happened. After adding a few personal touches, Harvey and Johnson cut it. “Run From The Sound” is one of many songs the two have collaborated on in the studio. However, this title-track, as well as “Get Lit” and “Heyburn,” are the only three Harvey has released.
“I chose “Run From The Sound” as the title for the EP because it captures the theme of the record,” explained Harvey. “This record was written soon after I moved away from Nashville and had some major changes in my life, including becoming a husband and a father and leaving the single life behind.”
Born and raised in Southern Indiana, Harvey carries on the unique sounds that echo from the Heartland. He is a gifted writer with a natural tendency toward a Gibson 6-string and a warm Midwestern drawl that helps tell his stories.
“I’m writing and performing the stories of my life—some truth, some lies, but all real American music,” said Harvey. “I want people to come away from my shows, thinking this is a roots-rock guy that plays with the energy of a punk rock band.”
Listen to Chad Harvey’s title-track, “Run From The Sound,” below and look out for his album due March 6 via Indie 500 Records.
World Premiere Video: “Heyburn”
“I’m writing and performing the stories of my life — some truth, some lies, but all real American music,” says Nashville-based singer-songwriter Chad Harvey. “I want people to come away from my shows thinking this is a roots rock guy that plays with the energy of a punk rock band.”
Harvey’s new single is “Heyburn,” from his forthcoming Run From The Sound EP that’s due March 6 via Indie 500 Records. The origins of the song come from the small town of Heyburn, Idaho.
“This song idea came from a friend of mine, Craig Smith. He was traveling through Idaho and stopped for the night in Heyburn. He called me that night and told me about the place and how there was not much going on in the town, and how he imagined that if he lived there, he would want to get out. This struck a chord with me as it reminded me exactly of my hometown of Lynnville, Ind. — a small town of about 500 people in Southwestern Indiana that was built in the middle of the coal mines. Growing up there, all I wanted to do is get out and see what else was out there in the world.”
DittyTV presents the world premiere video for “Heyburn” here, and then you can catch the video on the network Wednesday night, Feb. 5, at 11/10c on The Curve.
Song premier: chad harvey's "heyburn"
Americana Highways brings you this song premiere of Chad Harvey’s “Heyburn” from his upcoming album Run From The Sound (out March 6 on Indie 500 Records). Run From The Sound was produced, engineered and mixed by Marc Johnson and mastered by Andy Vandette. “Heyburn” is Chad Harvey on acoustic guitar, Marc Johnson on electric guitars, Toby Myers on bass, Brian Mullins on drums, Kevin Anker on organ and Mimi Mapes and Kelley Milligan on backing vocals. The album was recorded at the Pop Machine in Indianapolis.
Toby Myers was John Mellencamp’s bass player from 1982-1998; Mimi Mapes sang on Mellencamp’s “Minutes to Memories” which was in his Scarecrow record. Kevin Anker plays keys in the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
With a Neo classic rock style, Chad Harvey will hit you where your heartland vibes live.
This song is all about getting out of the small town where you group. Growing up in Lynnville, Indiana, a town of about of 500 folks in Southwestern, Indiana; all I could think about was seeing what else was out there in the world. Heyburn reminded me of my hometown. Not that Heyburn is a bad place, it is just a good thing to see what else is out there in other world. — Chad Harvey
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ROOTS-ROCKER CHAD HARVEY ANNOUNCES 'RUN FROM THE SOUND' ep
– Singer-songwriter Chad Harvey has announced Run From The Sound, his new five-track heartland roots-rock EP, will be released on Friday, March 6 via Indie 500 Records. The rowdy music video for the album’s hard-hitting lead single, “Heyburn,” debuted earlier this week with DittyTV. The song, inspired by the small town of Heyburn, Idaho, premiered on Americana Highways who said: “With a Neo-classic rock style, Chad Harvey will hit you where your heartland vibes live.”
Containing the against-the-grain disposition of artists like John Mellencamp and Tom Petty, Harvey’s Run From The Sound has been a long time coming since the 2008 release of his Get Lit album which broke into the Americana Top 100 and provided a platform to tour on through 2011. “I’m writing and performing the stories of my life—some truth, some lies, but all real American music,” says the expressive singer-songwriter Chad Harvey. “I want people to come away from my shows thinking this a roots rock guy that plays with the energy of a punk rock band.”
In the grooves of Run From The Sound—produced by GRAMMY®-nominated producer Marc Johnson—you can hear that Chad Harvey is a true American original; born in Evansville, Indiana and raised in nearby Lynnville, Indiana. “Heyburn,” inspired about the small town of Heyburn, Idaho, spotlights Harvey’s ability to capture the voice of the many living in small towns across America and it’s because he was one of them.
Harvey says, “This song idea came from a friend of mine, Craig Smith. He was traveling through Idaho and stopped for the night in Heyburn. He called me that night and told me about the place and how there was not much going on in the town, and how he imagined that if he lived there, he would want to get out. This struck a chord with me as it reminded me exactly of my hometown of Lynnville, Indiana. A small town of about 500 people in Southwestern Indiana that was built in the middle of the coal mines. Growing up there, all I wanted to do is get out and see what else was out there in the world.”
“Run From The Sound,” the title track off the new album, brings an introspective Tom Petty lyrical approach with a Mike Campbell-style approach to the guitar tracks. The vitality of Chad’s live shows is captured in Run From the Sound standouts such as “Heyburn,” “Rescue Me,” “Run From The Sound” and “Nashville Intermezzo.”
Track listing for Run From The Sound:
“Run From The Sound”
“Wish I Would Have Said”
“Nashville Intermezzo (Leaving You Now)”