Song Premiere: Last Year’s Man “Still Be Here”

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Americana Highways is pleased to present this premiere of Last Year’s Man’s song “Still Be Here,” due to be available on April 30th. This song will be part of his next album out late this year. “Still Be Here” was produced and mixed by Tyler Fortier.

The song is Lex Price (Neko Case, Peter Bradley Adams, Rodney Crowell) on bass, tenor guitar, and bouzouki; Philippe Bronchtein (The War & Treaty, Esme Patterson) on pedal steel; Peter Perdichizzi (The Flys, Beth Wood) on electric guitar; Jeramy Burchett (Nate Bosford) on drums; and Erin Flood Fortier singing harmonies. Tyler Fortier is on acoustic guitar, ukulele, piano, and vocals.

It’s clear to anyone who listens that Tyler Fortier puts a lot of care and thought into his songs, both in their initial crafting and in the recordings too. This song deftly walks the line between regret and hope.  Check it out.

I wrote this song after a conversation with Ben Allen. Ben is a really fantastic composer and musician who recently started a sync agency in Vancouver, WA. We talked about me writing something for his company that walked the line between burdened and hopeful and this song is what came almost immediately. I think we’re all eager for life to get back to what it was in some way or another and this is a love song built out of the idea that it will.  — Tyler Fortier

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