Ours frontman, Jimmy Gnecco, who gained worldwide critical acclaim for his dynamic vocals and songwriting style, will release his highly anticipated self-produced first solo effort, The Heart through Bright Antenna on July 20, 2010. The first single, “Bring You Home,” will go to radio June 22, 2010.
The Heart is graceful, personal, and at times hymnal. Songs such as “Mystery” and “Take A Chance” channel Gnecco’s undeniable talent as a singer, songwriter, and musician.
Gnecco performs every instrument heard on the album – guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums among others – but it’s his exceptional and soulful voice that takes center stage.
When asked about the power and purpose of his beautiful, melancholy sound, Gnecco says, “There’s enough pain out there without you going looking for it, but certain combinations of notes and chords can bring out compassion and a sense of connection in people. Happy or sad, I want to make music that makes my heart feel…a lot of this record is about me embracing my past and finding peace with it.”
It was with shape shifting alternative rock band Ours that Gnecco first made a name for himself. A dynamic and urgent outfit that would later draw comparisons with Radiohead, they soon caught the attention of various U.S. record companies where they eventually signed to Dreamworks in 1997.
The Heart with its elegant, plaintive tracks will be available July 20, 2010 through Bright Antenna, who signed Gnecco in 2009.
Catch Gnecco on the road with Greg Laswell this spring/summer. The tour will be making a stop at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, May 19.
05/06/10 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
05/07/10 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
05/08/10 The Tractor Seattle, WA
05/11/10 Walnut Room Denver, CO
05/12/10 McPherson Opera House McPherson, KS
05/14/10 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
05/15/10 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
05/17/10 The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ONT Canada
05/19/10 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
05/20/10 Cambridge Room at House of Blues Cleveland, OH
05/21/10 Rumba Café Columbus, OH
05/22/10 Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
05/24/10 The Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
05/25/10 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
05/26/10 Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
05/27/10 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
05/30/10 The Evening Muse Charlotte, NC
06/01/10 Vinyl Atlanta, GA
06/02/10 Work Play Theatre Birmingham, AL
06/04/10 The Prophet Bar Dallas, TX
06/05/10 Stubb’s Bar-B-Q (Indoors) Austin, TX
06/08/10 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
06/09/10 Anthology San Diego, CA
06/10/10 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA