From his home base of Nashville, TN, Mark Henes has spent the last few years establishing himself as an artist who could emerge from the city’s crowded singer/songwriter scene to become a genuine star. His latest single, the guitar heavy ‘What Could You Be Right Now’ furthers his case, with a sound that will sound right at home on country radio while retaining his signature grit.
Like many country songwriters before him, Henes often sings of broken hearts and life on the road, but on this song he issues a simple plea to a lover: what if we left that all behind and agreed to be happy together? With a hypnotically staccato hook, he makes a compelling case for the joys of companionship. And while we don’t know what becomes of the relationship, the aching plea will tug at the heartstrings of any one whose longing to find the right person to settle down with.
‘What Could You Be Right Now’ is available everywhere May 1, 2020.
About Mark Henes
Singer/songwriter Mark Henes is a living, breathing embodiment of the spirit of American music. Well versed in everything from the classic honky-tonk of Hank Williams to the electric boogie of Chuck Berry, he reimagines Americana for the 21st century, with high energy songs that range from thoughtful introspection to all out rock.
Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Henes’ career as a musician seemed almost predetermined. Growing up in the recording capitol of America, he was constantly surrounded by music. The high lonesome sound of vintage country, the sensitivity of the seventies singer/songwriters, the ferocity of the electric blues, he absorbed them all before he was even a young man. By the time he began performing around town, it was like he’d been doing it all his life. When he finally started writing songs of his own, he blended all of his influences into one sound that only he could make.
In 2020 he officially arrived on the scene with his debut LP ‘Crystallized Reflections.’ A convincing and passionate collection of songs spanning several genres, it was well received locally with one critic praising its “haunting alt country and raucous rockiness.” Now Mark is building on his early success and bracing for a national audience with the release his newest single, ‘What Could You Be Right Now.’ With an eye for poetic detail that matches his muscular instrumental arrangements, he explores the modern world fearlessly, offering a unique perspective all its own.
While many musicians are content to be boxed into one genre, Mark is the rare artist who can draw connections between seemingly disparate styles to create something one of a kind. He is truly unique in the world of singer/songwriters and his music is well worth your time.
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