NEW YORK, NY – September 2016 Hersey releases YOU GOT TO ME a joyful and poignant collection of songs about finding and losing love. It follows up his “raw, hard, observant and thought provoking” 2014 album, ADIRONDACK(review: folkwords.com 5/23/14).
Hersey weaves a tapestry of mellow soul (“You Saved My Life” and “You Got to Me”), folk-pop (“I’m So in Love with You”), doo-wop (“Never Ever”), adult alternative (“Don’t Shy Away”) and roots rock (“Every Time I See You’).
The songs describe love’s arc: the life-changing excitement of falling in love, the gray areas of doubt and difficulty after infatuation is over (“In the Dark” and “It’s Not Black and White”) and anger and heartbreak at the relationship’s demise (“Curtain Call” and “Empty Love”). But love’s return is just a song away (“One on One” and “Falling”)! YOU GOT TO MEis a musical romantic novel with a happy ending (“Yes, I Love You”).
YOU GOT TO ME was written, performed and produced by Hersey with three songs co-written with composer Peter Millrose. He has released five other albums of original material: Soup Du Jour (1999), Whirligig (2003), Mr. Lucky [with Speedo and the Cadillacs] (2004), How Am I Here? (2007), and Adirondack (2014).