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Lovett's "Highway Collection" drops today + SXSW shows

Lovett's "Highway Collection" drops today + SXSW shows


Lovett plays clean-sounding, well-rounded rock music with a Southern twist. Composer, producer, and frontman Ben Lovett is renowned for writing award-winning scores for films like "The Signal" and "The Last Lullaby", but has been focusing on the band's personal work as of late. "Highway Collection" is a dynamic compilation that is much different from Lovett's former releases. "Eye of The Storm" is full of acoustic guitar, haunting violins, the weeping cello, and eerie falsettos, creating a dark atmosphere much like the music video itself. The video, full of impressive and out-of-this-world special effects, was Lovett's first experience with acting in front of a blue screen. Directed by Chris Alender and shot by Craig Kief, the video tells a story of a lone skycaptain letting go of the things he loves and driving his ship straight into the eye of a destructive storm. The fast-paced and even danceable track "Heartattack" is full of trumpets, trumbones, tambourines and hand clapping, giving it a  1920's swing feel with a rock 'n' roll edge. It's safe to say that Lovett doesn't lack diversity.

The highly anticipated album "Highway Collection" comes out today, just in time for SXSW, and should be nothing short of a modern-day masterpiece. Read out full interview with Ben Lovett HERE.

-Jenna Putnam


Published: March 15, 2011 |

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