Kevin Harrison & True North was founded to bring a once familiar style of music back to the forefront of New York City’s legendary scene – rock & roll. Their 2015 debut, self-titled Kevin Harrison & True North, was very much a DIY affair, heavily influenced by the sights and sounds of New York City.
For their follow-up EP, the band set out for New York’s Catskill Mountains and enlisted the expertise of acclaimed producer Simone Felice (Lumineers, Vance Joy). Five days of barn sessions and campfires produced a collection of five songs showcasing a versatility that sets Kevin Harrison & True North apart.
Kevin Harrison & True North’s Howl is built on a time-honored foundation of inspired songwriting, strong rhythms, and guitars that are both soaring and soulful. It illustrates a band that is as comfortable playing heavy rock songs in theaters (someday stadiums?) as it is playing acoustic ballads entirely unplugged – a range that is rare among those who profess to carry the torch for “rock n’ roll.”
Glide is thrilled to premiere “Brother,” the first single off “Howl,” a rollicking track that conjures the bluesy hard-edged and colorful sounds of both The Black Crowes and Rival Sons. Kevin Harrison & True North have an open platform to launch a rock revolution of their own that avoids any too obvious comparisons and delivers a more naturalistic rock and roll medicine.
“It was pretty clear to all of us when listening to the album for the first time that this one had to be the single,” says Harrison. “It’s a rocker, it’s fun, it’s groovy, but it also has an important message to deliver. It’s a song about finding common ground – something I think a lot of us have forgotten how to do as of late.”