Wagon Band is pleased to announce that our brand-new seventh studio album is going to be released in the summer of 2020. Wagon Band's previous album entitled "The End" was released nearly five years ago on August 17, 2015. The new album is being produced by John Rewind and Lowell Hall. It includes songs that have been written (or co-written) by Charlie Galletta, John Rewind, Lowell Hall, and Steve Hall. As with past albums, the new material is a blend of country, pop, and rock. The new album is entitled "Twenty", with a nod to this being the 20th year anniversary of the band's existence and the year of release being 2020. "Twenty" features 11 original songs including 9 with vocals and 2 instrumentals, running approximately 45 minutes in length. As with Wagon Band's previous six albums, "Twenty" will be available at digital music retailers (such as iTunes, Amazon Music, and Google Play) and streaming sites (such as Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube) worldwide. Physical CDs will also be available locally and by mail order. Photography for the new album and lead single artwork was taken at Big Rock, Lucas Valley, California. The lead single "Left in the Cold" was released worldwide during the week of March 2, 2020. Also, for those who are not aware, Deluxe Editions of most of our albums have now been released to digital music retailers and streaming sites featuring bonus tracks, demos, live versions, alternate versions, and more.
Album title: "Twenty"
1. After All These Years (instrumental)
2. Carry Us Through
3. Be Yourself
4. Misty Haze
5. Left in the Cold
6. Modern World
7. Baffin Island
8. At a Loss for Words
9. If I'm Not Here
11. Weasel River (instrumental)
Single title: "Left in the Cold"
Music written by: Steve Hall and Lowell Hall
Lyrics written by: Steve Hall
Vocal melody written by: Charlie Galletta
Work on the new album began on April 9, 2018, when Steve forwarded fourteen of his unreleased demos to Lowell for recording consideration. In Steve's notations, he added: "Demo 4 (Left in the Cold). Very fast-paced verse chords and chorus chords. Probably should record this just to have such a fast-paced song. Most of mine are slow or mid-tempo." Lowell listened to the demo and replied: "So far my favorite, sounds like a lost Oasis track. Upbeat and uptempo which is something we need. Mark this one down!" And with that, we began recording "Left in the Cold" to start off our seventh album era. The song "Left in the Cold" was a demo that Steve had first written and recorded on April 20, 2007. The original demo has the title, related lyrics, and verse and chorus chords. For some unknown reason Wagon Band did not end up recording it for our fifth album and thus it became a forgotten lost track. For his production, Lowell kept the song all electric and wrote a pre-chorus and return/walk down part that added a lot. Lowell also wrote a very fitting guitar solo as well as other lead parts that filled out the song. Charlie next wrote and perfected a vocal melody, and then came in and recorded strong lead vocals that kept up the high energy. The finished version of "Left in the Cold" is a 3-minute all-out rock song. The lyrics describe what it is like to start to fall in love with someone but be unsure if they feel the same way back. You might hope and think that they like you, but you just don't know for sure. Have you developed all of these feelings just to get left in the cold? The song explores that possibility. Because Steve started writing the demo and title back when he was still single, he was able to nicely capture this interesting subject in a song. The first two lines are: "I'm trying real hard to read your clues. But your mixed signals leave me confused." As with all Wagon Band songs, "Left in the Cold" has been registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.