Taking inspiration from silent movies and the chill of a Minnesota winter, Ted Hajnasiewicz has created an upbeat, uplifting new video, which we are pleased to premiere on AUK. “Never let go of love,” Hajnasiewicz sings on this charming ode to his wife, Phyliss, who appears in the video. With lovely backing from Sarah Morris, a catchy vocal melody and layers of lap steel and Dobro, this is an honest, open-hearted love song. The warmth of the sentiment and the delivery keeps the cold at bay as Hajnasiewicz injects his quirky humour into this heartfelt song.
‘Just for Show’ is the title track from his new EP, which features a set of songs that celebrate the details and emotional narratives of his family , from working lives to love and loss. There’s another full-length album due for release soon, reflecting Hajnasiewicz’s relentless pursuit of new musical projects. He’s certainly a busy man. Within the last year, he has released an album and nine singles, created ‘The Just for Show Show’ on YouTube and hosted a benefit for fellow musician Jessa Roquet (Gambler’s Daughter), who has been battling cancer. The community-minded Minneapolis artist also regularly curates a Spotify playlist of Minnesota’s finest musicians.
Start your day with ‘Just for Show’; you’ll tap your feet and smile.