Derek Hoke Walks Amidst Pain in ‘Letting Go of My Heart’


Veteran singer-songwriter Derek Hoke dusts off the ashes of a relationship’s fiery end in his gripping new single “Let Go of My Heart.”

The scorching cut from Hoke’s next record electric mountain is an uplifting anthem for anyone trying to find their footing after being stricken with heartbreak.

“‘Let Go of My Heart’ is probably the most direct song I’ve ever written about the end of a relationship,” says Hoke. “There’s not a lot of metaphor there. It’s about trying to get your strength back and move on, telling the person what you really think – instead of romanticizing a bad relationship.

The richly layered, rock-tinged backing serves as the perfect backdrop for Hoke’s lyrical kiss. When he confidently proclaims “You’re never gonna bring me down again” Hoke leaves no room for doubt.

Listen to “Let My Heart Go” below:

“Let Go of My Heart” is the second pre-release track Hoke has shared since electric mountain, which is slated for release on September 9 via 3Sirens Music Group. The project, which was produced by Hoke’s longtime friend and creative collaborator Dex Green, acts as a sonic change from the more moody sound of his 2017 record. Bring on the flood.

A mainstay of the Nashville music scene, Hoke has previously collaborated with a long list of artists that includes Jason Isbell, Aaron Lee Tasjan and Elizabeth Cook, enlisting the talents of Lillie Mae and Thayer Serrano for backing vocals on select tracks.

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Derek Hoke, electric mountain List of tracks:

1. “Wild and Freedom”

2. “Let go of my heart”

3. “Shut your mouth”

4. “Say you will”

5. “If You Need My Love”

6. “She’s my wife”

7. “Go ahead”

8. “I have money”

9. “Novocaine”

10. “At the top of the mountain”

7 Songs You Didn’t Know Glen Campbell Was On

Glen Campbell’s name is legendary in country music thanks to his iconic hit songs, but he’s also a major figure in music as a whole because of his crossover hits and, most importantly, because of his work as a live band musician. session. Whether fans know it or not, Campbell left his mark on a myriad of songs in the 1960s, before and into his solo career.
When Campbell moved to Los Angeles in 1960, he got a job as a writer and singer/demo player for a publishing company; which led to working as a session musician. Campbell became a member of the Wrecking Crew, an in-demand group of session musicians who have worked on songs for everyone from Sonny & Cher to Frank Sinatra. They were producer Phil Spector’s band of choice, but were sometimes uncredited players; the late Leon Russell was also a member.

Browse the photo gallery below to learn more about Campbell’s work as a session musician — specifically, about seven hit songs that fans might not know include his playing:


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