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YouTube Exclusive - The Demo Sessions - Out of My Head 

I recently picked up a Gretsch Resonator that I've had my eyes on for some time now, and while this particular song doesn't fully fit the ol' resonator vibe, I just so happened to have that guitar in hand when writing this song, so it felt appropriate to use it for this demo.  The song itself, which I'm calling "Out of My Head" for the time being, feels a lot like a Matt Nathanson or Howie Day in both chord progression and subject matter.  I actually wrote this as I was feeling a bit stressed out over a variety of things that shouldn't really be stressful, and in today's culture where we can have everything instantly, it can be increasingly difficult and almost painful to get out of your own head and into realizing that you just need to relax and stop trying to control the things you can't.

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YouTube Exclusive - The Throwback Sessions - Hey You (Raspberry Eyes) 

After digging through some old YouTube videos during band practice this past week, I decided to record "Hey You" from the days of playing with Raspberry Eyes, as we found out it had not been recorded in any form in nearly a decade!  This one will always hold a special importance in my songwriting career, as not only was this one of the first truly acoustic songs that I ever wrote, but it happened to be voted the best song in Central MN the year it was released.  This was huge at the time considering I was hardly performing and was up against some legitimately great bands from the area.  I think it still holds up as a great tune after all this time, and seems to always find its way into my set lists still to this day.

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YouTube Exclusive - The Demo Sessions - Country Mile 

While the debut album has only been out for just over a month, I decided this past week that it was time to start working on some new material, so this week's video is a demo of a new song titled "Country Mile".  It is kind of an attempt at writing a modern country tune, and lyrically I think it definitely has some clever moments.  Plus, it's a lot more positive then the majority of the last album, which is a good change of pace!  It also has a bit of a summer vibe to it as well, perfect for hanging out at the lake or just soaking in the sunshine!!!

If you like what you hear, please make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the YOUTUBE CHANNEL as I will be adding NEW videos in some form or another each and every week!!!

YouTube Exclusive - Cover - Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) 

This week's video is a cover of one of the most beautifully written songs of all-time in Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".  This song is definitely up there as being one of the true masterpieces in songwriting, and I've always felt it is so well written that it immediately elevates the talents of whomever happens to be performing it (this video being fine proof of that).  I hope everyone enjoys this one and please SHARE it with everyone you can!

If you like what you hear, please make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the YOUTUBE CHANNEL as I will be adding NEW videos in some form or another each and every week!!!

 

Debut Album Available Now!!! 

Click Here to Stream the Album!!!

It took just under 6 months to write and record the debut album, but the release date of June 4th, 2021 has finally arrived and The Hero and The Villain could not be more excited to share this creation with the masses!  Looking back on the tumultuous year that was 2020, in no way, shape, or form would The Hero and The Villain have ever thought a full-length album would be written, let alone recorded, mixed, mastered, and released in such a short time-frame, yet here we are.  This is easily some of the best material that this enigmatic singer/songwriter has ever produced, and with a handful of song ideas already in the works for various follow-up EPs and albums, this is only the tip of the iceberg for The Hero and The Villain!!!

The album is currently available on SPOTIFY, APPLE MUSIC, PANDORA, ITUNES, and pretty much everywhere you can possibly think to stream music, and you can also purchase physical copies of the album directly from the website as well, with a portion of all proceeds from physical album sales (and 100% of all digital album and individual track sales) being donated to the #PutTheNailInIt foundation.

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The self-titled debut album from The Hero and The Villain was released on June 4th, 2021. This collection of twelve tracks will take the listener on an intense journey filled with heartbreak, despair, revenge and eventual rebirth, all seen through the eyes of this enigmatic singer/songwriter. While each and every track is unique in its own right, the entire album weaves a vivid narrative that encompasses a full year in the life of The Hero and The Villain.

The album is currently available for streaming and purchase on all major music streaming and distribution services and physical copies of the album can be purchased directly from the website. A portion of all proceeds from physical album sales and 100% of all proceeds from digital album and individual track sales will be donated to the #PutTheNailInIt foundation to end domestic abuse, a worthwhile cause that everyone should support.

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Album & Single Releases

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Album Release - "The Hero and The Villain"

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The Hero and The Villain will be releasing their self-titled debut album on June 4th, 2021. The album will be available for streaming worldwide on all major music streaming services. Stay tuned for more details, track listings, and potential sneak previews of some of the upcoming songs that will be featured on the album!

Single Release - "Estelle"

WORLDWIDE

The Hero and The Villain will be releasing the single "Estelle", the first track from the debut album, on February 16th, 2021. The single will be available for streaming worldwide on all major music streaming services.

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