|The new country trio Lockeland (Michael Boris, Kyndon Oakes and Mark Vikingstad), that came together to “lock the lands” between the Midwest and New England with their musicianship, is set to release its debut single “Til The Cows Come Home.”* Co-written by Boris, Oakes, Vikingstad and Renn Anderson (and produced by Michael Boris and Sean Spence), the fun-loving hook is a rendering from the colloquial phrase cleverly coined with nursery rhyme lyrics electrified by heart-pounding drumbeats, rockin’guitar licks and smooth-groovin’ harmonies. Slated to impact country radio on March 1, 2019 (PlayMPE-01/28/19), the easy-does-it, tongue-in-cheek love song gives a shout-out to Russell Stover—likening a newfound love to a “box of chocolates—and “Full Moon Fever.”|
ON YOUR MARK, GET READY
I’VE GOT SOMETHING TO PROVE
MAY NOT BE TOM PETTY
BUT I’LL FREE FALL INTO YOU
The combination of the playful sing-along chorus and a bridge filled with similes forecasts a sweetheart’s indefinite devotion.
IT’S LIKE I STUMBLED ON A FIELD OF FOUR LEAF CLOVERS
SAILING PAST CLOUD NINE, I’M LOOKING DOWN AT THE MOON
IF LIFE’S LIKE A BOX OF RUSSELL STOVERS,
GIRL, LOOK WHAT I GOT WHEN I FOUND YOU
“Kyndon, actually got the song idea riding along a roadside in Kansas,” Mark Vikingstad (lead guitar) introduced.
“I wish the idea was clever, but I just saw a bunch of cows in a field and the thought just came to me…wouldn’t it be grand to be in a relationship ‘til the cows come home,” added lead singer, Kyndon Oakes.
“I feel that this track really demonstrates the key elements of Lockeland…Our three-part harmonies, high-energy performance, affinity for clever lyrical hooks and phrases, and our mutual sense of humor. ‘Til The Cows Come Home’ is a fun, witty love song that we hope listeners will crank-up and sing along!” said Lockeland drummer and co-producer, Michael Boris.
“The production showcases the smooth, yet soaring elements of our three part vocals as well as the rockin’, high energy of the instrumental performances. Our goal is to give the listener a fun, witty love song that they can crank up to eleven in the car, with the windows rolled down, cruising on an open highway with the one they love in the passenger seat.” said Lockeland drummer and co-producer, Michael Boris.
Marco Promotions and Jerry Duncan Promotions will team to spearhead the “Til The Cows Come Home” country radio promotion campaign Lockeland is also slated to participate in CRS-50 (Country Radio Seminar/February 13-15, 2019) in Nashville. The single will be available via major digital retail and streaming outlets (Amazon/iTunes/Pandora/Rhapsody/ Spotify) on Friday, March 8, 2018. Digital retail distribution services will be provided by Ed Gertler/Digital Delivery Services.
If you like: The Beatles • Eagles • Crosby, Stills, & Nash • Simon & Garfunkel • Diamond Rio • Rascal Flatts
MARK VIKINGSTAD and MICHAEL BORIS come from different spectrums of the Empire State, while KYNDON OAKEShails from the “Land of Oz.” In their travels—following the yellow brick road to “somewhere over the rainbow” in Music City, Tennessee—the trio met in the middle to “lock the lands” and thus, LOCKELAND was formed. What brings these friends together is their love of life, humor and the mutual passion to create music that recalls pages from the past and captures memorable moments of the here and now. Lockeland is straight-up contemporary country with a throwback twist; the trio’s blend of talents complement one another naturally and instinctively. The group’s polished; easy-does-it dynamics, intricate three-part harmonies and simplistic, meaningful storylines are its signature. With a captivating, subtle, sneaking energy, whether in an intimate acoustic setting or a rockin’ full band show, Lockeland stakes its claim on the map to create a memorable experience like no other.
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