Song Premiere: JP Ruggieri’s “The Meaning” From Upcoming Album “Waiting On You”

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Americana Highways brings you this premiere of “The Meaning” from the upcoming album Waiting on You by JP Ruggieri, due to be released in January 2019.  The Nashville-based artist recorded this one at Big Orange Sheep in Brooklyn, where it was produced by Chris Jacobie and engineered by Chris Benham.

“The Meaning” is JP Ruggieri on guitars and vocals, Michael Bellar on keys, with Evan Pazner on drums, Jordan Scannella on bass with Karlie Bruce on vocals.   The song is rhythmically groovy with percussion sounds creating the feeling that you’re right in their midst, as Ruggieri tells us “I’m a book of beginnings that always sits on a shelf,” and his vocals tap into a throwback Southern rock ’70s vocal harmonious feel. The production quality is clear as a bell after a new fallen winter snow, though, which is a treat with its carefully layered sounds.

We recorded this song mostly live at Big Orange Sheep in Brooklyn, NY.  The goal was to make listeners feel as if they’re in the room with the band, and I think we did a pretty good job at achieving that goal by carefully positioning room mics around the studio.  I think the song mostly speaks for itself, but in case I’m wrong about that, I wrote it about a mix between a failing relationship both romantically and musically…though I guess those two go hand in hand sometimes, so that’s something to think about too. — JP Ruggieri
The song itself will be released next week, and  you can pre-order it here, while you are listening right here:

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