No matter how prolific a singer may be, the best of the best always have a team alongside that elevates their work to reach its highest sonic peak to resonate with listeners. This mantra of music is put to the test in the latest release from singer-songwriter Jared Deck, who delves into the push/pull, love/hate relationship of big dreams and small towns in ’17 Miles‘.
Americana as a genre has always been the cornerstone of rock music in the U.S. and its resurgence is no doubt aided by a growing movement of fans that are demanding a more organic sound as opposed to the current fare that is pre-programmed on mainstream radio. Jared Deck’s strength is knowing how to divide and conquer a song and ’17 Miles’ pulls off this creative process to success. Seeking to tell a story through music, Deck assembled a team of people that understood innately what his intent was and reacted accordingly.
With Travis McKenzie and Chad Roper arranging the track while Deck concentrated on the melody and lyrics, the single is a welcoming blend of rock, country, and pop that his fans will eagerly take in. Hoping to catch lightning in a bottle, the track was produced and recorded within 72 hours by Wes Sharon, a testament to the artistry and concentration of an artist that knows exactly the message he is trying to convey through his musicality.
As fronting the band Green Corn Revival for six years, Deck played hundreds of gigs across the country and at some of the most respected festivals in the world, including South by Southwest, NX35, OKCfest, and Access Film Music Fest at Sundance to name a few. He left the band and then decided to test his artistry by writing his own music, penning songs that reflect his surroundings and emotional struggles, with the introspection of someone that is unafraid to lay it all out in each measure. ’17 Miles’ is a song that doesn’t quite fit into any one particular genre, which may or may not be by design. Undefinable as Jared Deck’s music may be, one thing that cannot be argued is the intensity and earnestness of his lyrics and his vocal prowess. With this track, Jared Deck has brought the term ‘Americana’ back as a topic of conversation regarding musical genres, which is a welcome alternative to the typical.
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