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Song Premiere: Rick Hornyak “No Need To Pretend”

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Rick Hornyak – “No Need To Pretend”

Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Rick Hornyak’s song “No Need To Pretend,” from his forthcoming album Dandelion, which is due to be released on July 21.  Dandelion was produced by Rick Hornyak; recorded by Ron Flynt at Jumping Dog Studios; mixed by Stuart Sullivan at Wire Recording; and mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Mastering in Austin.  Its cover design was created by Josh Finto.

“No Need to Pretend” is Rick Hornyak on acoustic and electric guitar, and vocals; Paul LeMond on electric guitar and vocals; Brad Johnston on rhodes piano and synthesizer; Ann Marie Harrop on bass and vocals; and Scott Matthews on drums, percussion.

Rick’s low vocal tones create a scenario of musing and while you mull over what’s been and whether or not there are any regrets.  Nah, you’d do it all again, wouldn’t you?  And he’s right in his self assessment, there’s a definite Beatles-esque vibe her.

Without intention, this song took on a real Beatles feel. The chord progression and the bass line in the solo section. We turned up the tambourine in the mix as a tribute to Ringo. The lyrics resonate a theme that is weaved throughout the album. A bit of a cliché, which is a need to let go of things that you can’t change. My five year old told me that I should’ve named the song, “This time tomorrow.” I think he may be right. – Rick Hornyak

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