Track Premiere: The Singer And The Songwriter

Singer and the Songwriter

Tune comes from their just-released album.

By Blurt Staff

Introducing an intriguing LA duo, aptly named The Singer And The Songwriter. Their new record, What A Difference A Melody Makes, is out this week, and we’ve got a terrific track to unveil for BLURT readers. It’s called “Summer Song”—and as the band succinctly notes, “Who couldn’t use a little summer in their day, as we approach the shortest day of the year?” Check it out:

The backstory: Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran met in the winter of 2006, as students of San Francisco State University at an open mic night at the now defunct Canvas Gallery Café. Some years later, on a road trip up the coast of California to Oregon, on the Pacific Coast Highway, they were inspired to write their first song together, which led to the formation of the band Ampersand. After moving to LA in 2008 they changed the name to The Singer And The Songwriter – Tran’s pop and folk influenced songwriting and Garcia’s jazz and blues vocal styling blend together to create TS&TS’s vibrant, sophisticated sound. Their music is a stylistic hybrid, reflecting their diverse musical and cultural backgrounds. First full length What a Difference a Melody Makes was produced by Charlie Stavish (Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis), with mixing and mastering by Brooklyn collective, Mason Jar Music (Lucius, Feist and Andrew Bird).

Tour dates will be announced soon.


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