Eli Musser


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June 4, 2019

Eli Musser Releases Debut Single, "Smile" ('Cause Somebody Loves You)

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BIOGRAPHY

Musser’s ebullient first foot forward echoes strains of latter-era Beach Boys and the more lush (mostly McCartney) moments from the Fab Four, Zombies and Big Star as well as more recent classic pop savants, Matthew Sweet, Lemonheads, Jellyfish and Keane. If this seems to you like a thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting musical respite, you’re right. In fact, it was its own author’s exercise in mood elevation... Musser, a West Virginia native, tells BLURT, “I wrote ‘Smile’ as an anthem of optimism and comfort while going through a tough time: moving to New York in my 20’s brought a lot of changes and loneliness. The uplifting lyrics and hummable melody are simple and direct; the arrangement and production are also a knowing nod to the buoyant studio sounds of the late ’60s and early ’70s. It’s a song intended to speak to those who wonder if anyone has their back. The answer is ‘yes’.” For Musser’s forthcoming album Content, due out in the Fall of 2019, you can expect the full gamut of power pop greatness, textured with the aesthetic and dynamic diversity apropos of a true student of popular music. So, sensibly, Content was mixed by Bryce Goggin, who understands the connective tissue between gritty rock n’ roll and classic pop having helped make records from Pavement, Evan Dando and Sean Lennon, among many others.

Musser’s ebullient first foot forward echoes strains of latter-era Beach Boys and the more lush (mostly McCartney) moments from the Fab Four, Zombies and Big Star as well as more recent classic pop savants, Matthew Sweet, Lemonheads, Jellyfish and Keane. If this seems to you like a thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting musical respite, you’re right. In fact, it was its own author’s exercise in mood elevation…

Musser, a West Virginia native, tells BLURT, “I wrote ‘Smile’ as an anthem of optimism and comfort while going through a tough time: moving to New York in my 20’s brought a lot of changes and loneliness. The uplifting lyrics and hummable melody are simple and direct; the arrangement and production are also a knowing nod to the buoyant studio sounds of the late ’60s and early ’70s. It’s a song intended to speak to those who wonder if anyone has their back. The answer is ‘yes’.”

For Musser’s forthcoming album Content, due out in the Fall of 2019, you can expect the full gamut of power pop greatness, textured with the aesthetic and dynamic diversity apropos of a true student of popular music. So, sensibly, Content was mixed by Bryce Goggin, who understands the connective tissue between gritty rock n’ roll and classic pop having helped make records from Pavement, Evan Dando and Sean Lennon, among many others.

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