Tag: heath mcnease
April 23, 2019
I’ve enjoyed listening to music much longer than I’ve enjoyed reading books. Reading has only been an interest of mine for the past five years, especially subjects like philosophy, religion, and sociology. What I’ve found through reading books, though, is that it complements listening to music. The relation between books and music in terms of their content, especially lyrically, is undeniable. Even musically, there seems to be room for reading to influence listening, with pictures derived from words being transformed into pictures derived from sound. We end up with snapshots of the sublime and we meditate on them time and time again.… Continued →
March 9, 2019
Be Clean Again feels like a Sunday. The weather is somber, you’re feeling introspective, and everything just seems rather slow. Very little of Heath McNease’s latest effort (save for “Believe”) could be deemed upbeat from a musical or lyrical standpoint. This album is 54 minutes of slow hip-hop meets folk, never lacking in sincerity or seriousness. While McNease is most proficient at handling this task – being the guitar playing and singing, yet thought provoking rapper, that he is – Be Clean Again made my eyes (and heart) feel a shade heavy.… Continued →
December 29, 2018
This post is for the LOLs. Comedy hip-hop group, Free Daps, released some musical treats earlier this month. “White Tank Top Christmas” was even featured on Right This Minute. If you like that song, be sure to check out “Ugly Sweater Party” too. Let’s cap off 2018 with some good laughs. Hip-hop hooray?… Continued →
October 30, 2017
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March 29, 2017
Heath McNease has released a video for his new song “Rapper” featuring Keyes (otherwise known as Heir Jordan). The press release reads: “In the lead up to his new EP featuring Propaganda, J Givens, Derek Minor and more, Heath McNease partnered with Keyes (aka Heir Jordan) to drop a loosie that takes a satirical look at what it is to be a rapper Over a gritty beat from producer Wonderlust, both rappers dole out stern warnings about the dangers of getting to know an emcee. The video was shot and directed by Heath, Jordan and Chris Pochiba.”… Continued →
April 29, 2014
Heath McNease posted on Facebook yesterday that he was about to drop “the dumbest, most juvenile music video” he’s ever done. I think he accomplished that with Bounce House. Check out the video below, and if you want to bounce with him buy the track on bandcamp. The track features Free Daps (a group he has collaborated with before) and Jimmy Ventura. … Continued →
May 20, 2013
Heath McNease, equal parts rapper and indie folk singer, has a new music video from his Losing Daylight EP. You can watch his simple but brilliant video for "Calls That Never Come" below.
February 19, 2013
Heath McNease brings another new album and two new music videos to the table today. Check it all out here.
October 12, 2012
Better late than never when it comes to reviewing a masterfully well done musical and literary experience.
August 23, 2012
Having already put out at least two albums in the last 12 months, I chatted with Heath McNease about his newest new album "The Weight of Glory: Songs inspired by the Works of C. S. Lewis."