What do you get when you mix one part southern intonation, one part northern sensibility and three parts classic, catchy charm?
The answer is a sound that has been carefully crafted by New Orleans – born, New York – based Casey Shea. Casey’s third release, titled In Your Head, brings together influences such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Beck and Tom Petty that combine to create an original sound with uncommon familiarity.
In Your Head is a journey through genres… Starting off strong with the title track “In Your Head”, Casey sets the tone with a sweeping melody and strong chorus that draws you in. Flowing into “Let It Slide”, the tone is brought down to a bit more serious nature, without losing the sincerity that Casey delivers so effortlessly. “Jennifer” follows, filled with lush harmonies calling back to the later work of one of Casey’s biggest influencers, The Beatles. The rest of the album continues on this way… picking you up, slowing things down, but never losing track along the way.
Casey Shea is no stranger to the music scene. As a member of several bands that blurred the lines between pop, rock and soul, Casey toured the hallowed grounds of Nashville before setting out for a change of scene (and stage), settling in New York City.
A true performer, Casey’s stage presence and charm translate effortlessly through In Your Head. His heartfelt delivery and skilled songwriting combine to form an unpredictably compelling album that is at once both lighthearted and emotional.
The album’s first single, “Jennifer”, was co-written with Angelo Petraglia, Kings of Leon producer and co-writer.
Download an MP3 of “Jennifer” here:
In Your Head is slated for an October 11th release on Family Records.
Check out a live video of Casey performing “Chelsea” on a rooftop for Family Records’ “Family Live Sessions”:
Also check out Casey and friends Tally Hall cover FloRida’s “Club Can’t Handle Me” (recently featured on MTV’s Buzzworthy!):