Exclusively Premieres New Single
“Love is Gone”via The Wild Honey Pie
Long Island-based alternative rocker, Local Nomad has exclusively premiered his new single “Love is Gone” via The Wild Honey Pie. Give it a listen here. Capturing Paul Simons 70s aesthetic and the pop sensibility of Gnarls Barkley – Local Nomad’s sound is marked by soulful vocals, ethereal synths, and lustrous drum beats.
“Love is Gone” is the inaugural single off of the artist’s forthcoming EP, due out later this year, which will be released under Level, a new music distribution platform in partnership with Warner Music Group specifically for independent artists.
Michael Desmond a.k.a. Local Nomad shares, “‘Love is Gone’ represents the curtain call after a long term relationship abruptly ends. In the wake of the uncomfortable pain, comes a sense of new found freedom that calls for a celebration. I wrote this song when I had gotten broken up with over the phone after being in a relationship for 6+ years. I wanted this song to be harsh, funny and authentic.
Like the phases of this relationship, ‘Love is Gone’ morphed through a series of versions as I grew more and more comfortable being lyrically vulnerable. It ended up as a coping mechanism for me as I discovered humor and came face to face with some harsh realities – we are just different people in the end, and once the love is gone, it’s time to let go.”
Desmond a.k.a. Local Nomad first hit the Long Island scene in 2009 as the frontman of orchestral indie rock band, Gabriel the Marine. The band garnered regional attention and went on to perform nationwide with bands like Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, Mew, Jacks Mannequin, and The Dear Hunter.
Nearly a decade later the Long Island native has polished his sound in his solo venture as Local Nomad. Desmond returns as a blue-eyed soul dipped crooner, whose narrative lyrics yield songs that embrace traditional folk music while inviting elements of the future.
“Love is Gone” is out now. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/iamlocalnomad.
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Mar 30 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge