The Karmanauts - Hold Me In Your Heart

The Karmanauts Take Off With “Hold Me In Your Heart”

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Studio musicians that are hired to play on recordings are usually more than just mere session players, they are an integral part of the songwriting and recording process, The sounds of these musicians help to shape the voice and style of the artists that they support. Think of the Bob Dylan and The Band or Simon & Garfunkel and the Wrecking Crew. These players know how to develop great songs.

The Karmanauts, a band from Humboldt County, California, have made the jump from accomplished studio musicians to genre-bending recording artists in their own right. Their latest single “Hold Me In Your Heart” is a new song with an old soul. It starts out as a fingerpicking ditty but soon develops into an endearing lush love song with a beautiful string arrangement. The recording quality and musicianship show a masterful proficiency that you would expect from seasoned studio cats. It is definitely, a pleasure to hear a mix that is perfectly balanced in the arrangement, instrumentation and sonic imagery. The Karmanauts (Michael Stephenson, Dominic Romano, and Sam Kaplan-Good) self-produced and mixed the song and it was mastered by Joe LaPorta (Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Imagine Dragons, David Bowie, Foo Fighters).

On “Hold Me In Your Heart” the band said:

“Hold Me In Your Heart was written about the death of a loved one and the sadness of neither person wanting to be the first, nor the last to go, while recognizing that in a way, as long as we are remembered we are never truly gone. One of my favorite artists is Townes Van Zandt, and I wrote the song somewhat in the melodic and rhythmic style of his beautiful songs. ” 

We already listened to this song 5 times in the office today. Give it a spin, you won’t be disappointed.

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