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SONG PREMIERE: JOHNNY ZACHMAN, “SNEAKING AROUND FT. EDDIE DICKERSON & KELLY SPOHRER”

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Austin, Texas’ Johnny Zachman is at it again. Shifting to a more story-forward, hushed format than some of his previous tracks, Zachman’s music is as enchanting as his personality.

“Sneaking Around” is the perfect example of this. A story of love that could have been – something unattainable. The song is heavy, it’s dreary, it’s dripping with emotion. And though the thoughts are bleak, you can’t help but to feel a glimpse of hope from the singer’s perspective. Perhaps it’s Zachman’s cadence, or the way the story unravels, but something there doesn’t let the song end unhopeful.

The song opens with soft fiddle riffs that set up a dreamy foundation – courtesy of Eddie Dickerson. Zachman’s quiet vocals and quaint guitar follow up. In the background, you’ll hear the melodies of Kelly Spohrer, adding a haunting layer of ethereal vocals to round out the song.

Written several years ago is a small New York City apartment, “Sneaking Around” was partly inspired by a bottle of wine, a loaned pedal board, and self described “chaos in my personal life” by Zachman.

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