Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Tony Baltimore’s song “Fly Alone” from his forthcoming album, Let’s all Go Insane, due to be available on June 17th via Conchtown Records. The album was produced by Ian Shaw & Tony Baltimore, and engineered and mixed by Ian Shaw at Warmfuzz Recording Studio in Key West. It was mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering in Isle of Skye, Scotland.
“Fly Alone” is Tony Baltimore on vocals and guitars; Marjory Lee Mitchell in background vocals; Vincent Bergamo on keyboards and synthesizers; and Martin O’Horse on violin.
“I speak softly so she can hear that I won’t be gone soon … she hides in books, naps in the evening … a bottle of wine” are among of the first hints that this song delves into an exploration of depression and mental illness, so often exacerbated by the pandemic and then other world events. The haunting violin helps illustrate the sadness, and Tony Baltimore has created a song that’s a sketch of quiet desperation. Earmark his album for more of these vignettes.
“Fly Alone” was written at the end of April 2020 when the pandemic really started to affect people in a noticeable way. The look of desperation & depression on people’s faces, whether it be via FaceTime, Skype or the television was highly visible and proved that a lot of people were not doing well. These factors along with a personal story of a good friend combined to be what is now “Fly Alone.“ — Tony Baltimore
You can discover more of Tony’s music, here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/tonybaltimore/fly-alone