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Song Premiere: "Cut the Line" by Lennon Bone

Lennon Bone has an extensive résumé: he spent 10 years as the drummer for Ha Ha Tonka touring more than a dozen countries, his music has been featured on TV shows and in major motion pictures, he’s collaborated with artists from K.Flay to The Spring Standards to Mac Lethal, and he’s produced albums for several bands in the Midwest.

However, his latest solo effort marks a personal and artistic stride. Check out our premiere of Lennon Bone’s new single, “Cut the Line.”

The first track from his forthcoming EP is a dedication to Bone’s mother, who passed away from cancer last February. Written during a retreat to the woods of Wisconsin after his loss, the track is a tender, discerning reflection of the songwriter’s anguish and affection. It’s underscored by emphatic vocal harmonies and lush instrumentation, but also a bouncy groove that infers hope and endurance.  

With the exception of bass and backing vocals — provided by his brother Chance — Bone played all of the instruments on the track, in addition to producing and engineering at Element Recording in Kansas City.

The song will also be available as a free download on www.lennonbone.com.

— Michelle Bacon is a musician and writer dedicated to the Kansas City music community. She advocates for and helps spotlight music in the area, writes web content for 90.9 The Bridge, plays drums with Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds, and bass for about anyone who asks. Follow her on Twitter @michelleobacon.

Feature photo: Anna Selle

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