Seattle, WA-“I love this time of year”, say Strangely Alright singer songwriter Regan Lane. “Christmas always reminds me of endless possibilities. And some of my best winter memories are tied to holiday songs. And for SA it’s a great chance to try something a bit different. Sean (SA guitarist Sean Van Dommelen) and I split the lead vocals and it’s our first collaboration on a tune together. And to top it off I coerced my good friend Lee Gregory (who is an honorary Strangely) to add some great string lines and holiday touches.”
“I guess Christmas gets complicated for people. I’ve learned to embrace the whole mess that is Christmas and not worry about what I think it should or shouldn’t be. So the lyrics touch on that. Giving love and possibly hope, the kitschy Christmas we love (or hate) and the idea that in the end it’s about love and family. And we’ve tried to tip our hat to the Christmas music we love like the Lennon and Phil Spector X-mas records and still stay true to what we sound like today. So we hope this makes you smile. And it wouldn’t be a Christmas song without sha la la’s at the end. So please, sing along!”
This is Strangely Alright’s 4th single in the energetic scheme to release a new material as often as possible this year and it will be a free download till the end of the year as their gift to fans during the holiday season!
Take Weezer and Super Furry Animals sprinkled with some Bowie, and then add confessional lyrics ala John Lennon and you have Strangely Alright, a 5 piece rock band from the Seattle, WA area that has, as Rockford Rowley from The Weekly Volcano says, “an undeniable emotional appeal. Ringing, triumphant chords and lyrics that allude to conquered tribulations immediately make the music relatable to everyone. Time can have a tricky way of beating people down and telling them to forget who they wanted to be and who they are. The fact that some members of the strangely clan are in recovery brings to mind the reality that people can find what was once lost.
Recently Regan and Sean wrote the theme song for the syndicated radio show “True Fidelity and SA’s music was included on the hit Seattle sketch comedy show “The 206”..
Critical acclaim for their recent singles along with shows at the prestigious Art On The Ave and The Western Washington State Fair and a appearance on Click 98.9 FM’s HOMEGROWN have been some of the band’s recent highlights. .
Strangely Alright’s last CD ‘The Time Machine Is Broken’ received rave reviews and radio airplay from around the world, including Great Britain, Australia and Sweden!
A track from the album, “Crying Shame”, was nominated for the NWME song of the year in the alt/classic rock category and recently SA’s music was included on the hit Seattle sketch comedy show “The 206”. They have been featured artist on a number of northwest shows including NWCZ’s ‘The Convergence Zone”, ‘The Aquarium” and “The Internal Narcissist”.
SA Singer Songwriter Regan Lane has had placement and airplay of his heartfelt pop and rock songs on numerous TV shows throughout the US, including A&E’s Biography,NBC Sports,VH1’s Top Twenty Countdown and Best Week Ever, Anthony Bourdains’ No Reservations and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew along with many other cable and network shows.
His jubilant pop song ‘U Won’t Believe’ was heard on NBC’s “Race across America” and was also the theme song for “Puget Sounds TV”, a Northwest TV show featuring local and national indie artists. “The Ocean Makes Her Cry'”was recently played on The Discovery Channels’ “Strictly Sex With Dr. Drew: Am I Normal?” and his pop gem ‘Junkie’ was heard on a recent Johnny Knoxville’s MTV special.
So Regan’s 80’s pop star experience, Ken Schaff”s driving hard rock influences, Jason Bair’s rocking military precision on drums, Ray Hayden’s keyboard crush on all things prog rock and Sean Van Dommelen’s crunchy white boy blues, all collide together creating their unique raw, energetic, sound deep seated with emotion. Lane’s charismatic presence and ability to get asses out of their seats and the underlying lyrical messages of hope, empathy, and love make each new catchy SA song an audience favorite!
I believe in Christmas, and the gift of love.
A season to be all the best we can be.
A little hope can be enough
Strangely Alright Info:
www.strangelyalright.com – Band Website
www reverbnation.com/strangelyalright – ReverbNation
https://twitter.com/rlbarger – Twitter
www.facebook.com/strangelyalright – Facebook
https://instagram.com/strangelyalright – Instagram