The veteran singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DIY recording pioneer is back with a new classic, no lie.
By Blurt Staff
The mighty Richard X. Heyman will be releasing X, his 10th solo album, this fall. As on past efforts Richard performs all vocals and instrumental tracks and produced himself. Recording took place in his home studio, “The Kit Factory” in New York City, with his wife Nancy Leigh engineering, excepting drum tracks which were recorded at Eastside Sound and engineered by Eric Elterman. The new album will be released on September 24 on Turn-Up Records.
BLURT’s braintrust is totally psyched to listen to “When Denny Dropped Out of the Scene” from the album – check it out below. And while you do, feel free to check out our interview with the pop auteur from a couple of years ago, conducted by Contributing Editor Lee Zimmerman.
When Denny Dropped Out of the Scene by nxheyman
On X, Richard once more proves himself a world-class artist whose effortless mastery of popular music idioms is matched by his uncanny knack for infusing classic styles with timeless emotional truths. For example, on the new album, the track “The Difference Between Us” is a conversation between two parties; one has already made up their mind about this relationship and the other is still trying to rationalize it. “The funny thing is,” notes Richard, “the name of this album is ‘X.,’ which is my middle name (for real); it’s also the Roman numeral 10 (it’s my tenth album), while ‘ex’ is what we call past partners and lovers. The music on “Difference” is slightly inspired by Little Feat, with a nod to Bill Payne’s piano style and Richie Hayward’s drumming.”