Americana Singer-Songwriter Shealee’s New Music Video, “World Outside My Window”

Shealee “tells compelling stories, moving listeners with her melodies and shining a brilliant light with Head to the Stone”. – Henry Carrigan of No Depression

 

 

Americana singer-songwriter Shealee releases new music video “World Outside My Window”, through mxdwn. This is one of her songs off her newest album Head to the Stone which was released on May 17th, 2019. This is Shealee’s first full-length solo album since coming off the road touring with her former band Henry River Honey. Head to the Stone is Shealee’s musical torrent with straight-to-the-heart writing that flows over the rough edges of love, loss, and life.

The 8-song full-length album was self-produced by Shealee in collaboration with Musician’s Hall of Fame Inductee and Bonnie Raitt’s former Guitar Player, Will McFarlane (Bobby Blue Bland, Little Milton, Etta James and Johnnie Taylor). The album was recorded at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Head to the Stone blends country, folk, soul, with a little jazz and blues thrown in for good measure. Shealee’s lyrics show her ability to use phrases and words that dramatize a feeling or redirect the emotional flow of a song; Head to the Stone also carries us over the sharp corners of our emotions and delivers a pop-inflected “oooh” to distract us momentarily and add a joyous element to a string of depressing reflections. It’s about “accepting who we are with all of our imperfections internally and externally,” Shealee tells Henry Carrigan from No Depression.

Shealee’s main purpose for writing Head to the Stone was, and still is, to take the listener on a journey through life’s ebbs and flows, moving through the trials and tribulations to the delicate joyous moments in time. “World Outside My Window” showcases just that through Shealee’s dreamy vocals – that can soothe even the roughest of days. Her new video brings you through lyric that were crafted ever so tastefully adding a beautiful backdrop of a hot air balloon ride. But don’t be fooled by the glitz, this song is about “people with ailments or mental illness who can’t leave their house and live their lives by watching the world go by outside their homes,” Shealee explains. Head to the Stone’s songs moves through the album breathlessly like a slow-burn, shuffling through her bright and brisk guitar lines that explores the theme of constancy, loyalty, and the ways we deal with our shortcomings and disappointments in life.

 

You can find more of her songs and videos by following her journey via her website or social media below.
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Media Contact:
Nichole Peters
Jensen Communications
626-585-9575

DJs and Music Critics are Loving White Owl Red’s new album ‘Existential Frontiers’

Honest, gritty, poignant and powerful, this album unites elements of Americana, Alt.Country and Indie Folk traditions, to take the listener on an unforgettable musical journey.

 

Album Reviews:

“the artist worth watching…melodic and mesmerizing… superb songs”

Lee Zimmerman, Music Critic & Author ‘Americana Music

“the album tackles deep questions with music inspired by the Wild West mythos…postmodern attitude…brainy…politically-aware”

Bobby Moore, Music Critic

“The perfect album for a road trip… the tracks all bear repeated listening.”

Alan Fitter, AmericanaUK

Delightful…Dylanesque…McManus is a wordsmith…sweet delivery and ability to

craft memorable language that sticks in your mind.”

Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press

 

“This is clearly a band on the rise…as good as any on today’s Americana scene”

Jim Hynes, Music Critic

 

“beautifully orchestrated…fresh…catchy, and highly differentiated songs…very handsome album”

 (valsam), RootsTime.be

 

“beautiful stories…takes the listener on a fascinating Americana trip..recalls young Dylan”

Cis van Looy, WritteninMusic.com

 

 

Bio:

White Owl Red is the San Francisco based music of singer/songwriter Josef McManus. It features drums by Kyle Caprista (Chuck Prophet, Megan Slankard) and Guitars by Gawain Mathews (Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, and Ben Lee). Americana Ash, White Owl Red’s first album debuted on the Americana Music Association Charts (AMA) and remained there for 14 weeks in 2014. Naked and Falling, the second studio album by White Owl Red received international acclaim and airplay in 2017 and 2018. It charted on the AMA top 100 Chart, the FAR Chart top 10, and the Root 64 airplay chart top 20. Naked and Falling was ranked in the top 100 albums of 2017 by Alternate Root Magazine.