Derik Hultquist - "My New Orleans" (audio) (premiere)
Derik Hultquist's Southern Iron is a well-crafted set of original songs living in the country/pop sphere.
East Tennessee's Derik Hultquist did what lots of musical dreamers do... he headed straight to Nashville after graduation. Like most, he worked the odd jobs to support himself while working hard on developing his songwriting as well as discovering his true singing voice. Hultquist has released a number of EPs over the years as his music progressed and now, after 10 years in Nashville, he is set to release his full-length debut album, Southern Iron, coming June 17th via Carnival Music/Thirty Tigers. Southern Iron is a well-crafted set of Hultquist's original songs living in the country/pop sphere with songs that occasionally feature elements of psychedelic and roots rock.
Today we present the premiere of Hultquist's new single "My New Orleans". Hultquist says, "As I've progressed as a songwriter, I can look back and see moments where I've reached something higher, a marked improvement. 'New Orleans' is that for this record. It's an effortless progression and still has interesting changes, like the push in the chorus."