Comedian and musician Stephen Lynch announces a studio/live double album recorded at La Luna Studios and during his historic, two-show run at the Reality Factory in Kalamazoo, MI. The newly-released album from Lynch, titled My Old Heart, is a musical complement to 2012's smash album, Lion, continuing where that album left off.
The first half of the album consists of 10 new studio-recorded songs, and the second half of the album includes 9 of the new songs recorded live, plus a bonus live-only track. It is available in digital form, as well as CD and limited-edition vinyl. It is also available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.
Lynch has long been a favorite of fans of comedy music, but a pariah to fans of music comedy. He hopes My Old Heart will change that. “I’m really hoping to sway the music comedy crowd with this one,” says Lynch. “I mean the comedy music crowd. Wait, what? I’m so confused.”
My Old Heart is a blend of folk, rock, and Americana music with a splash of 2006-era Dutch house. Songs include A (Birthday) Song for You, a jangly, brit-pop-inspired celebration of the inevitability of death and the ultimate meaninglessness of our pathetic, painful, everyday lives, Terrible Ghost, a dreamy, swirly lament from a less-than-qualified spectre, and Denzel, a duet with singer/songwriter Courtney Jaye, in which the married couple settles on which famous people they would allow each other to sleep with; the constant being, of course, Denzel Washington.