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News: New Release from Tracy McNeil and The GoodLife – ‘Not Like A Brother’

Picking up at full speed from where they left off with her last award-winning release (Thieves, 2016), Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife celebrate the release of Not Like a Brother (out May 3), the second single from her upcoming fifth studio album, You Be The Lightning - due for release in October 2019.

TRACY McNEIL & THE GOODLIFE
Release ‘Not Like A Brother’, the second single from the forthcoming album
‘You Be The Lightning’

Picking up at full speed from where they left off with her last award-winning release (Thieves, 2016), Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife celebrate the release of Not Like a Brother (out May 3), the second single from her upcoming  fifth  studio  album, You Be The Lightning – due for release in October 2019.

Serving as the emotional centrepiece to the album, the track sinks into a deeper daydream. There is a yearning in McNeil’s vocal, spilling secrets, like a page fallen from a diary.  They are the words of someone who longs to feel alive. 
 
I’m leaning on the doorway of the open wide 
But nothing’s really moving inside of me 
Strike me down, make me stay
Can’t feel the thunder in my heart these days 
You be the lightning running through my veins 
I wanna feel you, I wanna feel you, wanna know you 
Not like a brother 

In May of 2018, the band set up shop in Melbourne’s Aviary Recording Studiowith engineers Fraser Montgomery and Nick Edin to begin work on the album. Co-produced by Tracy McNeil and Dan Parsons, the first singleStars became a flagship for the shinier, more contemporary pop sound the band were striving for, whilst still retaining the emotional depth and intelligence fans of McNeil’s music have come to love.   

With the first single mixed overseas by the highly acclaimed Nashville basedJordan Lehning, for the remainder of the album, Parsons and McNeil turned to Melbourne’s Alex O’Gorman (Angie McMahon, Dan Parsons and Big Smoke) at Little Wayne in Collingwood.  

Within the broad strokes of Americana music, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLifehave refined their own palette, expanding on their distinctive alt-country roots, culminating in a body of work that many believe is the band’s finest to date. 

This winter McNeil will tour internationally, embarking on a summer Canadian tour alongside acclaimed singer-songwriter and GoodLife guitarist Dan Parsons – returning late September to release and tour the new album nationally in Australia. 

NOT LIKE A BROTHER
the second single from the forthcoming album
YOU BE THE LIGHTNING
Available May 3 2019 through MGM Distribution & all digital platforms

TRACY McNEIL & THE GOODLIFE 
Not Like A Brother (Single Launch) 

SUNDAY MAY 5 
THE SPOTTED MALLARD, Brunswick VIC
w/ special guests GEORGIA STATE LINE (duo) 
Georgia State Line (Duo) – 7 – 7:40pm 
Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife – 8 – 9pm 
Tickets MOSHTIX 
$23 / $25 @door

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