Featured Artist of the Month: Northern National
Dallas, TX trio, Northern National, uses honest lyrics and foot stomping melodies to capture audiences. The alternative/pop outfit, consisting of John Michael Kanne, Michael Ross, & Michael Allen Wilson, will be releasing their debut album “Young & in Love” on September 2nd, 2014.
The self-proclaimed “songwriters before musicians” blend acoustic-pop music with complex ideas about love. Add in a touch of southern twang and it’s easy to see why their music is so likable. On the topic of being young and in love the band states:
Love is an ancient thing. But in moments it is made brand new. Young & in Love is about those moments. Love can be intense, sweet, fun, spontaneous, whimsical, or relaxed, and the variety of sounds in the record reflects the variety of forms that a young love can take. It doesn’t all sound the same, because love never is. We wanted to capture that.
The young band spent two and a half years writing over 50 songs for their upcoming release. A certain level of maturity must be met to cover such a difficult topic but they make it look (and sound) easy. The self-taught musicians created an incredible collection of songs that, on the exterior, are catchy pop tunes, but will resonate with fans of all ages on a much deeper level.
Currently, the band is eagerly awaiting the release of Young & in Love while booking shows for the Fall and Spring 2015. Young & in Love is available for pre-order but you can preview the bands debut music video for their song “She” below.