BRONSON ARROYO AND THE ‘04 TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM OF ORIGINAL SONGS
SOME MIGHT SAY
AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 17, 2023
PERFORMING LIVE @ INNINGS FESTIVALS
TEMPE, AZ FEBRUARY 26 & TAMPA, FL MARCH 19
Bronson Arroyo and his band, The ’04 are releasing a new album of original songs, Some Might Say via Nasty Hook Records February 17, 2023.
Bronson Arroyo pitched 17 seasons in the major leagues. Over the course of his career, he racked up 148 regular-season victories, earned a World Series ring with the 2004 Boston Red Sox, and secured himself a place in the Cincinnati Hall of Fame. But a baseball wasn’t the only thing Arroyo was gripping during his downtime. Whenever he had a spare moment off the field, you could usually find him playing guitar.
For the last two decades, Arroyo has regularly performed around the country, usually playing sets of cover songs to raise funds for philanthropic causes. Now after his retirement from baseball, Arroyo shares his own music with the world for the first time.
Some Might Say features 10 original songs filled with hard-driving guitars, powerful choruses and vivid, observational lyrics penned and sung by Arroyo, with the same passion and intensity he brought to the field.
“The theme throughout the album is my optimism for life,” says Bronson. “I’ve always been about being present and enjoying the moment. The glass is always half full – that’s the thread that ties all the songs together.”
Listen to Some Might Say album HERE
Boston Globe describes the album as “a collection of 10 guitar-driven songs that bring to mind Pearl Jam or Tom Petty.”
Speaking of Pearl Jam, although he doesn’t appear on the album, Arroyo credits his friend, Eddie Vedder with playing an important role in the record’s creation. “I played him the demos, some which were still really raw, and he went through every single song critiquing and adding little notes to my lyric sheets. Afterwards he was like, ‘Hey man – you got something here!”
The ’04 band features A-list musicians including Jamie Arentzen (who also plays with Miley Cyrus, Butch Walker & American Hi-Fi) bassist Ed Valauskas (Juliana Hatfield, Gravel Pit), guitarist Clint Walsh (Dwarves, The Motels) and drummer Eric Gardner (Gnarls Barkley, Tom Morello). Legendary Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes also makes an appearance on the track, Side FX.
See Bronson Arroyo LIVE:
Feb 26 Tempe, AZ @ Innings Festival (tickets HERE)
March 19 Tampa, FL @ Innings Festival (tickets HERE)
Some Might Say album track listing:
- Full Moon Fever
- Guerilla Warfare
- Some Might Say
- Side FX
- Higher Ground
- Own Your Name
- Hard Way
- Never Let You Go
- Nights Alive
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