Hear “Red Lights,” an archival song from Six Parts Seven and Goodmorning Valentine

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Goodmorning Valentine and Six Parts Seven

Ohio indie groups Six Parts Seven and Goodmorning Valentine recently announced the release of Kissing Distance, a collaborative album that was recorded back in early 2007, before the release of Six Parts Seven’s last studio album, Casually Smashed to Pieces. After more than a 15-year wait, it’s out on Friday, February 16 via Suicide Squeeze, and today, they’ve shared one more previously unreleased song before the album’s out. “Red Lights” is a dreamy swirl of glowing warm organ tones and acoustic guitar strums, with a folky earnestness in its vocal melody to give it added gravitas. Hear it below and find pre-order info here.

Joseph Allen Beltram of Goodmorning Valentine says of the track, “‘Red Lights’ is the outlier of the Kissing Distance sessions. It was done after we all scattered: I left the St. Leger house for Cleveland, Al left for Seattle, our little Akron scene fading …

“I wrote “Red Lights” soon after and quickly. I recorded the vocals in one of my dad’s rental properties that I helped him with. The neighbor downstairs where I was living got overzealous with the broom handle on the ceiling when the music got too loud, and this song was loud.

“This one might’ve gotten tucked away like many other songs, but it immediately connected with people. It made it into the set, but I never got a “band version” that suited it. The one on this record is that original demo.”

The Six Parts Seven/Goodmorning Valentine Kissing Distance tracklist:

1. Instrumental 1
2. Meditation In D
3. Drunk From The Bottle
4. Red Lights
5. Instrumental 2
6. Winters Early Moon (Part 1)
7. Standing In Her Raincoat
8. 12 Hours
9. Lonely Daughter
10. Winters Early Moon (Part 2)

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