We are very pleased to premiere the new single ‘Ride This Rail’ from Manchester-based singer/songwriter T.R. Burge, released on the eve of the release of his new EP, ‘Selling You’ due out on 21 July 2023.
The acoustic-based track rests on a shuffling beat, gentle dappling guitars and subtle piano with Burge’s velvet vocals coasting across the surface. The rousing melodies and backing choruses add to an anthemic rush, resulting in something that recalls the gentle thrum of Mazzy Star or Tom Petty.
Burge says of the track:
[‘Ride This Rail’ is] a hopeful lament for people to take it easy on themselves and keep on pushing through, we can be so focused on getting things done and forget to take in the ride.
The result is something mellow and dreamy:
The track is out tomorrow ( and available to pre-save here).
It comes off Burge’s new EP, ‘Selling You’ which is out on 21 July 2023. Burge says of the new body of work:
The EP was based on the idea of having no pressure at all but getting together at the producer Robbie Moore’s new Idea Farm/Studio he is building in rural Sweden and seeing what came out. This is the first ever project that was recorded there and we were based in a beautiful old wooden outbuilding set within incredible countryside in Sweden. We started the recording on January 2nd and it was such a great way to start the year.”
At points the snow was coming down outside and there was also plenty of rain, I love both rain and snow. It was a wonderful creative process and we had dinner in the evenings with Robbie’s family and children, slept deeply afterwards and got up and repeated the next day. My friend Liam from Manchester also came with me and took photos and we just all hung out. It was great. A drummer I have recorded with before called Tobias also came in from Berlin and played some awesome parts. It was bacon sarnies in the morning and easy and peaceful creative days.
T.R. Burge has been writing songs and collaborating with other musicians for many years, while living in Australia, Canada, Scotland, Siberia and England, and has been heavily influenced by his past experiences throughout his songwriting and style of playing. He has spent time studying old style blues guitar in Sydney as well in a Soviet style music institute in Siberia.