Chris Shiflett “Long, Long, Year” – seems like so much longer…

Photo: Jarrod Anthonee

Chris Shiflett says of his new song that: “The line ‘It’s been a long, long year’ was rattling around my head for obvious reasons, but I framed it as a love song,” and ‘Long, Long Year‘ came together in March 2021 at a recording session in Nashville. This was the first time the Foo Fighters guitarist had been able to record solo material since the album ‘Hard Lessons’, and that came out you’ll recall in 2019.

Talking of those sessions Chris Shifltt said “I hadn’t done much traveling post-covid lockdown so I was a little nervous heading out there to work with a producer and roomful of musicians I didn’t really know.  In true Nashville style we made our introductions and got right down to work, hammering out the basic tracks in a few hours.  Vance [Powell] was great and made me feel right at home, and the group of players he put together were on point.  Next day we did some overdubs and Sierra [Hull} came in and added mandolin and harmony vocals on ‘Long, Long Year’ and the tracks started coming together.


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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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