The Normal Living - Signals (Self-Released)
Add Date: 02/21
Focus Track: 2
Formats: Americana, College, Triple A
Artist Info: The Normal Living's new album, Signals, is set to release February 24, 2017. The album, an 8 track LP, features the singles "American Summer," "Night's So Good," and the title track, "Signals."
Co-produced by TNL and Gabriel Bento, Signals calls forth a vision of American identity that is generated through imagination, creativity, and the trials of love. Embodying the fighting human spirit, the characters in Signals battle demons and try to become fully self-expressed, while taking a stand about the kind of world they want to live in.
Each track, in its own way, invokes the American spirit of regeneration and self-definition. “Violet Crown,” the album opener, celebrates the eclectic swagger and magic of rock and roll, set in the purple hills of Austin, Texas.
In “Night’s So Good,” unrequited love gets reinvented into a playful bar song, summoning the spirit of 1960s girl group vocals and melody.
Rockers “Into the Night” and “Country Mile” explore the transformative power of music, while jilted lovers in “Ophelia” and “Tomorrow” use song to reclaim their voices and bodies.
Community is an underlying element to the album. In the title track, a community summons the spirits of the past in order to triumph over forces beyond human control. The song evokes images of resurrection and rejuvenation in the face of trying times.
“American Summer,” the LP's lead single, declares a hopeful vision of the future, but not without first facing the horrors that continue to haunt us on our own soil.
The album ultimately embodies the notion that through music, you can imagine, and create, the world you want. And we need that now more than ever.
Recorded at Water Music Studios in Hoboken, NJ, Signals is the band's first full-length release, following its debut EP, Less Radio.
Based in the uniquely diverse Jersey City, NJ, TNL is eternally inspired by the sounds of rock & roll, 60s girl groups, pop, rock, and Americana. From NJ on the edges of NYC, the band blends urban ideas and images with classic rock and roll sounds. With singer-songwriter roots and bar-band beginnings, they draw inspiration from a wide range of rock artists, helping to carry on the story of American rock and roll songwriting in the millennial age. RockNYC's Iman Lababedi writes, "Imagine Ronnie Spector fronting the E Street Band singing Springsteen-Goffin-King songs, and you will have an idea of what they are going for...It is like they are the last band in town writing new, young, classic rock worth a damn."