Listen to Topher Mohr's New Song "Red Line Express"
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:26:25
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Topher Mohr is an L.A.-based singer/songwriter that has spent the past few years as a member of Mayer Hawthorne's band.
He is now stepping out on his own and he is quite a talent.
His new single "Red Line Express" is the first of a series of singles coming out throughout the next year and is a perfect introduction to the singer's vintage-tinged and thoughtful songwriting.
"Red Line Express" is a soulful, '70s funk style rock ode to New York with a modern twist and vocals reminiscent of Paul Simon.
Who doesn't heart NYC? Mohr certainly did and does!
"I first fell in love with New York City in the winter of 2001," the singer said. "I arrived alone to audition for a rock and roll band, to escape the Midwest and to see what I was really capable of. I found a magical, electric city united and hardened in the crucible of devastation. It took about 24 hours of hard drinking and subway arguments to be granted New Yorker status. I would stumble from one Manhattan adventure to the next for the remainder of my '20s before succumbing to the pull of the west in 2007."
He continued, "I've now lived in Los Angeles longer than I lived in NYC, but I'm still a New Yorker at heart. Time has yielded perspective and "Red Line Express" is a reduction of my early experiences as a naïve Midwestern kid learning to be a jaded man – the hard way."
Ah, so Mohr is a citizen of the world's best cities – NYC and L.A. Now, with all that in mind, get on the "Red Line Express."
Did you board the "Red Line Express" with Topher Mohr?