Americana Highways presents this premiere of Shea Rafferty’s “That’s What Friends Are For” from his forthcoming album To the Morning Sky, produced by Troy Stewart and engineered by Gregg Williams. “That’s What Friends Are For” was written by Shea Rafferty & Troy Stewart, and is Shea Rafferty on vocals, Paul Brainard on pedal steel; Troy Stewart on guitars, Hammond organ, drums, and backing vocals; Jenny Conlee on piano; Aaron Peterson on trumpet, Rebecca McDade on backing vocals with programming by Gregg Williams.
With bright and shiny guitar, soaring vocals and a trumpet melody line, the song branches into powerful streams of hope and support. Shea Rafferty’s new album promises to comfort your soul.
The song is about if a friend needed help at anytime, or something went wrong in someone’s life, then I’d be there for them no matter what. I mean, that’s how it should be for everyone. The opening line says ‘as the crow flies, there’ll be no time for me to be late’, meaning I’d drop everything to get there for that person as soon as possible. Family or friend. — Shea Rafferty
Pre-order here: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/thats-what-friends-are-for-single/1481503811 and listen right here!