Our readers know how much we love getting press releases about our favorite artists. The Swon Brothers are right there at the top of our list of favorites. Today’s press release was about their EP, “Timeless”, which was released on TSB Records on Jan. 29, 2016. The e-mail included a link where we could go listen to the music. Doing a happy dance here in the Country’s Chatter office. The EP is great, and has been playing continuously since we first started listening.
The new EP was produced by Zach Swon, Colton Swon, Derek George and Joe Henderson. Zach and Colton also had a hand in writing every song on the EP, along with co-writers, Jordan Schmidt, Cole Taylor, Micha Wilshire, Rick Ferrell, Derek George, Chris Roberts, Jason Gantt, and Chris Destefano. There are six songs, every one as good as the one that preceded it. I hoped by the third time through, I would be able to tell you all the name of my favorite song on this EP. But, I can’t. I like every one of them equally as well. Twist my arm and tell me I HAVE to pick a favorite, and I might say “You Got Somebody”. There was just something about the way the melody, lyric rhythm and general ‘sound’ all came together. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to dance to it, or sing along with it, but there was something in that song that might have grabbed my attention just a little more than the others.
Below is the Track List, followed by the press release about this new EP.
Just Another Girl – Written by Zach Swon, Colton Swon, Jordan Schmidt and Cole Taylor / Produced by Derek George and The Swon Brothers
Nobody – Written by Zach Swon, Colton Swon, Micha Wilshire and Rick Ferrell / Produced by Joe Henderson and The Swon Brothers
Throwback – Written by Zach Swon, Colton Swon and Derek George / Produced by Derek George and The Swon Brothers
Timeless – Written by Zach Swon, Colton Swon, Chris Roberts and Jason Gantt / Produced by Joe Henderson and The Swon Brothers
Killing Me – Written by Zach Swon, Colton Swon and Chris Destefano / Produced by Derek George and The Swon Brothers
You Got Somebody – Written by Zach Swon and Micha Wilshire / Produced by Joe Henderson and The Swon Brothers.
The Swon Brothers surprised fans with this NEW EP release on Friday Jan 29th and in a matter of hours the EP hit the #2 spot on the Country iTunes Chart!
[Press Release] In the year since their self-titled debut release, Oklahoma duo The Swon Brothers have racked up hundreds of shows, written with many of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, and connected with thousands of fans across the globe, and their latest EP, TIMELESS is a great reflection of the growth and experiences that have shaped them since they first started their musical journey years ago. The new collection provides a glimpse into the boys’ more soulful side with a sound that truly mirrors where they are musically at this moment in time, and they are eager to deliver this new crop of tunes to fans as they embark on the Carrie Underwood tour for 40-plus dates opening for the female vocal powerhouse and their longtime friend.
“I don’t think we set out to create a certain sound for this record,” comments Colton Swon, “But we did set out to let what we were feeling be heard, and we kind of really put our brains and minds to work and asked, where do we live, where do we feel comfortable singing, and what makes us shine the most? It really embody’s our heart and soul. Plus we had the opportunity to co-write every song on this new EP and it makes a real difference for sure.”
A testament to their immense talent and creativity is the fact that the duo not only penned every song on TIMELESS but also played most of the instruments you hear on the recording. Like their debut CD, they also co-produced the tracks themselves with an assist on a few from renowned producer/songwriter Derek George, and up and coming producer/bandmate Joe Henderson.
The Swon Brothers clearly have a sense of who they are and where they would like to head in the format, and that direction is well-defined and evident on the six-song EP. From the high energy harmonies of “Just Another Girl,” to the yearning ache of “Killin’ Me,” and the fun, roll-down-memory-lane feel of “Throwback,” the album features the Swons at the top of their vocal game and ready to reach new heights as they embark upon this new chapter of their career.
“Artists naturally evolve over the years and people’s sounds naturally change a little bit, but I think we’ve found a musical sweet spot, where we like to sing and play, and at this time it just happens to be capturing music with a little soulful flair,” explains Zach about the new feel of their music. “We put of ourselves into this record, recording much of it in our home studio and playing instruments on the majority of the tracks. A lot of love went into this record, and we hope our current fans like it and that we make some new ones because of it.”
Great to have some new music from Zach and Colton, and as you might expect, it’s great music! In addition to their web site, visit The Swon Brother’s Facebook page, and please remember to “Like” it while you are there. You will find several other social media links for these two on their web site. And, follow them on Twitter @TheSwonBrothers. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you. You will find us @countryschatter.https://www.countryschatter.com/2016/02/the-swon-brothers-surprise-fans-with-indie-eptimeless/New ReleasesNewsPress ReleaseReviewchris destefano,Colton Swon,Derek George,EP,facebook,Jordan Schmide,Just Another Girl,Killing Me,Micha Wilshire,Nobody,Taylor cole,The Swon Brothers,throwback,timeless,Twittter,You Got Somebody,Zach Swon