MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Dick Stusso’s “Getting Loose”

If you’re not yet familiar with Dick Stusso yet, well, shame on you. But don’t fret, you still have a little time to get in on the ground-ish floor to impress your friends with the Oakland troubadour’s countrified-glam nuggets. Don’t believe us, ask fellow outlaw-esque singer/songwriter Kyle Craft, who recently had this to say to MAGNET about the Man In White: “I’m excited about this guy. He has a new record on Hardly Art, and the single has some groovy Bolan vibes. His first album, Nashville Dreams/Sings The Blues, is great, too.” The new record of which Craft speaks is the 10-song In Heaven, out March 2 and produced by analog mastermind Greg Ashley. We’re proud to premiere album track “Getting Loose” today on magnetmagazine.com. Says Stusso of the song, “Here we have a little postmodern, barroom jingle with a bit of a nod and a wink to the great Hoagy Carmichael. It started off as some kind of existential ‘tear in my beer’-type number, but inevitably devolved into a dumb, drunken jamboree of a thing. Which in the end is more fun to listen to, anyway. Also, advertising and marketing folk: Keep the chorus in mind for your next beer or car commercial.” A little self-promotion never hurt anyone, and you’ll see what Stusso means when you check out “Getting Loose.” And if you’re on the West Coast, see Dick live in March.