After 5 years, 400+ shows, and four award-winning albums, New Jersey-based 21 year-old singer/songwriter Quincy Mumford is set to release his fifth album, Its Only Change, with Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why on July 30th, 2013. Its Only Change was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and features performances from Jerry Roe (K.D. Lang), David Labruyere (John Mayer) and Aubrey Freed (Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow). Producer Ken Coomer, states, “Quincy Mumford is a true artist that can bring raw 70’s style rock and funk highlighted with the voice of an old soul, it’s a perfect blend.” For more information, please visit: www.QuincyMumford.com.
Consisting of Quincy Mumford (Guitar/Lead Vox), Brian Gearty (Bass/Vox), Karlee Bloomfield (Keys/Vox), Mike Zdeb(Guitar/Vox), and Davide Vossel (Drums), Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why are excited to continue their tireless performance schedule which has found them sharing the stage with the likes of Slightly Stoopid, Rusted Root, moe., Donovan Frankenreiter, Tedeschi Trucks Band and performing at major music festivals such as, The Gathering of the Vibes and Musikfest. Quincy and the band also volunteer their time for The Surfrider Foundation and hold other environmental causes close to their collective hearts. In addition, Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why have seen great placement success with “Now that I Met You” presented in a Walt Disney World commercialand music featured on ESPNU, “Inside the Big East” television program.
Its Only Change displays many different emotions and musical stylings including rock, soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop. Quincy tells us, “This record is like nothing I have ever done before. For the first time, I was able to mesh all of my influences into one complete piece of work.” Several different life-changing experiences during the past year have provided Quincy with an array of lyrical content to complement the expansive sonic approach to Its Only Change.
Its Only Change opens with “Change”, the final song written for the album completed during pre-production in Nashville with Coomer. The album title draws from the song name and speaks towards a new musical direction for Quincy and the band. “Time Won’t Wait”explores a young man’s struggle with accepting reality and features an emotionally charged refrain with heavy jazz/R&B inspired verses.“Under the Covers” funky bass and driving drumbeat draw the listener in and “Eventually”, an introspective ballad, speaks to a need for a simpler life. “A Hard Place”, the first single on the album, is a bouncy, energetic reggae inspired metaphor for feeling small in this world.
Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why’s 2012 release, Live At The Saint, captures the band’s live sound featuring songs from Quincy’s three previous studio albums. Quincy shares, “after recording Live at the Saint, I was ready to take on a new challenge” as evidenced on Its Only Change. The Live at The Saint DVD includes footage from the concert shot on multiple cameras, interviews with the band, scenic cinematography and a documentary featuring Quincy and the band members’ musical getaway and adventures in the mountains of Vermont. The film was directed, edited, and filmed by Quincy’s award winning brother, Kyle Mumford, and his Lifted Pictures’ film crew. To purchase the DVD, please visit: http://www.quincymumford.com/quincy-mumford-store/
Optimistic, charismatic, and undeniably genuine, Quincy’s music possesses the same “feel good” attitude that the young man himself does. Its Only Change establishes Quincy Mumford and The Reason Why as a “Band to Watch” in 2013!
Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why will release their new album, It’s Only Change, on July 30th, 2013.