Debut Single “Raised In The Wild” Out Now – Watch The Video For New Track “American Muscle”
Los Angeles-Based Duo On Tour in California This Month
June 14, 2017 – (Hollywood, CA) – Los Angeles-based duo 1 AMVRKA (pronounced “One America”) will release their debut One America EP on June 23rd via WLDFIRE/Capitol Records. At the heart of 1 AMVRKA’s dynamic sound are the divergent sensibilities of singer/lyricist Jesse Scott (an Oklahoma native who started out writing country songs on a three-string guitar) and L.A. born producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rudy Maya. True to the name they adopted, the duo aim to unify an increasingly fragmented country and break down barriers of all kinds – a mission mirrored in their gritty blend of hip-hop, folk-rock, country and pop. The five song EP was produced by Maya and all songs were co-written by Maya and Scott.
In partnership with Five Four, 1 AMVRKA has created a long form video featuring performances of each song on the EP which will premiere on Vevo on June 23rd. Watch a video teaser HERE.
The band will also perform a trilogy of California shows this month kicking off on June 20th at The Observatory in Santa Ana and The Catalyst in Santa Cruz before heading up the coast to perform at Café Du Nord in San Francisco. More dates to be announced soon.
1 AMVRKA recently released their debut single – “Raised In The Wild” -the song hit No. 3 on the U.S. Viral chart and No. 7 on the Global Viral chart while the track is already approaching 700K combined streams. Atwood Magazine has called it “a rallying cry,” adding that “it’s an anthem for celebrating your roots and reclaiming your life, for embracing your world and powering through whatever struggles or hurdles might come your way, for finding your voice, and letting your individuality be heard.”
With its warm melody, heavy beats and Scott’s urgent yet nuanced vocals, “Raised In The Wild” is both piercingly intimate and universal in scope. “The song is about growing up on your own in a world that doesn’t care about you, and trying to make something of yourself anyway,” Maya explains. Listen to an acoustic version of the song HERE.
Watch the lyric video for 1 AMVRKA’s new track “American Muscle” HERE. With its triumphant harmonies and infectious melody, the song puts an upbeat, heartfelt spin on the working-class anthem and gives thanks to underappreciated workers across the country. “People break their backs every day just to make a buck, says Scott. We made this song for them.” The song was also featured on the HBO Sports Series Hard Knocks. Says Billboard, “1 AMVRKA have set out to bring some light to the country amid its rather tough political climate, creating music with meaning…their latest song, ‘American Muscle,’ does just that. Scott’s spoken word section about bettering ourselves as a country really makes an impact.”
Track Listing – One America EP
1. Hard Work In The City
2. Cover Girl
3. Raised In The Wild
4. American Muscle
5. Timmy’s Got A Gun
1 AMVRKA June Trilogy Tour Dates
6/20 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
6/21 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
6/22 San Francisco, CA Café Du Nord
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