Americana band The High Plains Drifters recently released their debut single “Virginia”, which is from their eponymous debut album. To celebrate we asked Larry Studnicky to tell us about the song. Here is the story:
Like many of my songs, I’ve carried the first verse and chorus to “Virginia” in my head for years and years. That verse and chorus date back to my aggro-single years in the pre-social-media Manhattan of the early and mid 1980’s. It was a magical time to be a single guy in NYC, except that it promoted a Peter Pan-like prolonged adolescence in many of us.
hpdmusicAntiMusic: Singled Out: The High Plains Drifters’ Virginia
Born with a desire for the finer things in life, a love of rock n’ roll, and a rich background in the entertainment industry, The High Plains Driftersare the new band that is effortlessly merging various genres with their infectious music that speaks to the rebel in all of us. Gearing up for the fall release of their self-titled album, the band of wanderlust veteran musicians delivers a unique rhythmic backdrop that showcases a diverse abundance of melodies, hooks and tongue-in-cheek lyrical conceptions that make it irresistible not to sing along. The EP produced by Greg Cohen (Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake and more) conceptualizes a listening experience of a sonic road trip across the country where your radio station of choice fuses into various genres as you travel. As they bend through various genres, one this is certain: The High Plain Driftersoffers a body of work of pure “feel good” systematic cohesion.
hpdmusicSONG PREMIERE: HIGH PLAINS DRIFTERS REKINDLE COUNTRY FOLK OF YESTERYEAR ON SUBLIME “VIRGINIA”