Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Honouring a Legend: Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions Release ‘Jimi’s Song’

Utah-based Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions return with the latest single ‘Jimi’s Song,’ igniting the essence of American rock n roll tl unfold the tale of a music legend and his influence whilst effortlessly transporting listeners back to the 1960s.

Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions are known to consistently embrace their musical influences to create a sense of familiarity but still craft something unique within their sound. This is the case in ‘Jimi’s Song,’ a track that’s tribute to the late Jimi Hendrix.  

Jimi’s Song’ cleverly paints the vivid picture of Hendrix‘s influence on the band, especially Gary Dranow as expressed in the lyrics “I was just a boy about nine years old…I wonder what he would‘ve played if he lived today? An inspiration to a whole generation, he never knew what he left behind.” 

Dranow's vocals elevate his lyrics, intensifying the personal sentiment. The rawness in his voice becomes a whirlwind of emotions, authentically living through the lyrics and expressing genuine feelings. It's the combination of this intensity, sheer passion, and the drawn-out, incredible guitar solos that vividly paints an image in the minds of listeners.

Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions offer a perfect tribute to Jimi Hendrix, showcasing influence and expressing gratitude through heartfelt lyrics. They refrain from mimicking his sound or attempting to emulate Hendrix, instead choosing to honor him authentically, resulting in the creation of a flawless song.

Ana Joy King


Image: ‘Jimi’s Song’ Official Single Cover

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