Lo Carmen has released a brand new double A-side single with the tracks ‘Now You Know Nashville’ and ‘Half A Man’.
Beautiful atmospheric authentic country music from the heart and soul. The first is a sweet honky tonk groove, while ‘Half A Man’ is draped in that heady and lonesome sound that bands like The Delines nail with such full-hearted and heavy emotion.
“I wrote and recorded ‘Now You Know Nashville’ in Nashville, and it encompasses all the dreams of my youthful imagination, dreams forged by songs crackling through tinny bedroom speakers from old records with great covers, about actually being Dolly Parton arriving ‘fresh of the bus’ ready to set the town on fire, only to discover that first you gotta learn the hard way how to write a good song from the heart.
There is no song in my catalogue that encapsulates my true self and my secret dreams more than this one, so here I am, proudly sporting gingham and lace, stepping off a Greyhound, living out my honky-tonk dreams in a parallel universe.
~ Lo Carmen
The tracks were produced by Carmen and recorded by Chris Mara at Welcome to 1979 Studios in Nashville with a notable crew, Dave Roe (Johnny Cash/Phosphorescent/Sturgill Simpson) on bass, Russ Pahl (Kacey Musgraves/Yola/Milk Carton Kids) on pedal steel and Justin Amaral on snare-drum.