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Song Premiere: ‘Alone’ from KRANTZ, Nashville Psychedelic Rockers

Among the psychedelia and alt-rock of Krantz‘s upcoming sophomore release, you’ll find “Alone,” a softer track that resonates with the album’s reflective title, Misty Morning Dew. We’re pleased to premiere “Alone” today in advance of the album’s Sept. 27 release.

Iowa-born Jeffrey Krantz did spend some time musically “alone” after winding down his time with The Effects. Stepping away from the band’s 200-show-a-year schedule – during which they opened for acts including Kings of Leon, Shinedown, Foreigner, and The Toadies – he produced his first solo album, titled KRANTZ, while taping MTV’s American Supergroup competition. (Yes, he advanced to the finals.)

But Music City was calling. Having relocated to Nashville, he teamed up with Tee Tallent (keys) and Adrian Flores (percussion) to create the psychedelic pop/rock sound of KRANTZ the band on Misty Morning Dew.

Glide Magazine called the title track, released earlier this month, “a 90’s tinged alternative rocker that combines the whimsical yearnings of Tiny Music era Stone Temple Pilots, the ringing guitars of R.E.M.’s Monster and flashes of playful retro soul.”

“Alone” carries a similar timeless vibe, but in a softer, acoustic-guitar package. “Gotta mix it up sometimes,” Jeffrey Krantz tells us, describing the track as “a very chill song I wrote to a girl I was dating who lived across the country. It’s very relatable to many, I’ve found.”

For sure. Here’s “Alone” from KRANTZ.

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