Singer-songwriter Frank Maroney will exclusively premiere his new song “Neon & Vinyl” for readers of The Boot. Press play below to listen.
“Neon & Vinyl”, co-written by Maroney, Olivia Rudeen and Jeff Anderson, is both a tribute to and written from the perspective of one of the most iconic relics in the history of honky-tonk: the jukebox. “I’m just neon and three-minute vinyl / hymns from a Bible in the bar,” Maroney sings. “Memories and melodies arranged by title / no one can save them or play them the way I want.”
Maroney describes “Neon & Vinyl” as a crowd puller at his live shows, but having it produced in the right way was a bit of a challenge. “I have two different demos of the song, and people seemed to love the acoustic version much more than the full band version,” Maroney tells The Boot. “My producer, Ed Williams, and I talked a lot about making up for the production of the song. We didn’t want the band to get in the way of the song.
“In the end, we really focused on letting the lyrics and harmonies on those choruses shine through,” he adds, “because, to me, that’s the number.”
An experienced songwriter who attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and worked for years at Sony / ATV in Nashville, is now an independent artist preparing to release his debut album, Scarecrow, on which “Neon & Vinyl” appears. It is a tribute to his time spent growing up in Big Sky Country, from hunting in Kansas with his family as a child to the life of “ski bum” life in Steamboat Springs, Colo.
“When I was a child, my life was carved by mountains and wide open plains. I have the West in my blood, “says Maroney.” I grew up in Big Sky Country, so you could say that I write big sky country. “
Scarecrow must appear on February 7. Fans can track Maroney on FrankMaroney.com.
Listen to “Neon & Vinyl” by Frank Maroney
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