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Ian McFarland releases new single called ‘Gravel To Gold’

Singer-songwriter Ian McFarland, a Berklee College of Music graduate has released a real gem of a pop punk song called ‘Gravel To Gold’. After being a member of numerous bands in high school and College, Ian made the decision to go solo and see where his creativity took him. Now he has released a pop punk style song ‘Gravel To Gold’, that has a super infectious guitar riff that caught my attention immediately. I adore Ian’s vocal sound and how clear they are. Instantly my spirits lift each time that I listen to ‘Gravel To Gold’. I am a real pop punk girl but lately have been disheartened by what I have heard. Now however I am more positive about the future of this genre with the introduction of  Ian McFarland, I am going to add this to my fav’s playlists, no doubt. 

I must draw attention to a major influence on me to choose to share ‘Gravel To Gold’. Some songs are catchy and fun with no real meaning. I like how Ian uses cleverly written lyrics to have a different take on dreams and desires. Using the metaphor on the road and looking for the mystery place that is where gravel turns to gold is genius. We are always travelling along a road with our lives hoping to find our dreams. So well played Ian. 

Take a listen to ‘Gravel To Gold here.

 

MORE INFO ABOUT GRAVEL TO GOLD – from Ian himself. 

“‘Gravel To Gold’ was recorded during a move between Los Angeles and NYC at a pitstop in Nashville for some BBQ and a weekend of recording with my college friend Ryan Melone who at the time was a staff engineer at Sound Emporium studios in Nashville. We formed a band the day before going into the studio with me playing guitar, Ryan performing on drums and setting up the session so our friend Austin Brown could run the session, Ben performing bass guitar, and Aaron performing keys and synth parts. Also later Ryans roommate Gracie Hays overdubbed vocals on a few lines,” Ian goes on to say, “Up until this point I’ve been recording everything from my previous EPs and singles in a bedroom and to actually step foot in a real functioning studio that the pros record in was such a joy. Honestly it wasn’t as much money to record in a big studio as you’d think and it really puts things in perspective. I’d recommend a lot of bedroom producers try and save up the coin to go and have a studio experience.”

Socials 

https://www.facebook.com/IanMcFarlandMusic/

https://instagram.com/ianmcfarlandmusic

https://twitter.com/_ianmcfarland

Ian also runs a music blog and is amazing at reviewing others artists/bands songs. Check out Its Not Records. 

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LYRICS:

I’ve been living for dreams and mistakes

Seems the route I take

It always ends the same

If you could only see why this might perspire

To the top of the mire

Leave nothing to be desired

I had this dream

Of you and me

As the king and queen

I’ll walk down the side of the road

To find out where they turn the gravel to gold

Lost track of this mystery place

Still getting caught in the pouring rain

I’ve been living for feeding desire

If you called me a liar

I’d end up in the mire

If you could only see what this meant to me

You’d never want to sleep

Even when dreams get to deep

Don’t say to me 

“Wake up now there never was a crown”

I’ll walk down the side of the road

To find out where they turn the gravel to gold

Lost track of this mystery place

Still getting caught in the pouring rain

Or monsoon, or tsunami, I’m not coming home not now or ever

I’ll walk down the side of the road

To find out where they turn the gravel to gold

Lost track of this mystery place

Still getting caught in the pouring rain

I’ll walk down the side of the road

To find out where they turn the gravel to gold

Lost track of this mystery place

Still getting caught in the pouring rain

I’ll walk down the side of the road

To find out where they turn the gravel to gold

Lost track of this mystery place

Still getting caught in the pouring rain

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