-Rod Lockwood, Toledo Blade
Rick Nease is a singer-songwriter in the Toledo-Detroit region. His blend of â€œrock, blues and pop melds seemlessly with his insightful lyrics and smooth melodies.â€
Working with Jason Kuehn, who produced my previous CD, BadMonkey, was such a joy, I decided to fully produce some new songs and release them as an EP. Jay was working for Studio 7 in St. Clair Shores, so we began recording there. I was able to pull together a studio band that included E.J. on bass and backup vocals, Robert Tye (Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Liz Larin Band, Detroit jazz legend) on lead guitars, Vic Spicer from Detroit's "The Howards" and "The Chris McCall band" on drums along with Jay who handled the keys. And on the track, "Hurt You", Stewart Francke ( who over the last few years has won numerous Detroit Music Awards, including Best Artist, Best Songwriter, Best Album) sang backup vocals, helping me to craft a very satisfying pop song. The end result with this talented bunch is my finest recorded effort to date.
Like many of my songs, they deal with the human element in love and life and the effect our decisions have in our relationships. "Back to Me" is about a woman who wants to get back together with her boyfriend after a bad breakup. "Moments" is about our love of celebrity and the effect it has on privacy. "Try" is how fear can hold someone back from love. "Decide"; is about a couple that breaks up and gets back together again a lot. "Seriously" is about how a friend can save someone from his own personal demons. "Hurt You" is about the love a man has for his wife and his commitment to protecting her.
Thus we have "Love & Consequence." A personal take on the ups and downs of passion, pride and relationships. I am so proud of these songs and the way that these tracks turned out. I sincerely hope that you enjoy them half as much as I did recording them
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1. Back to Me
6. Hurt You