Home in This Direction
Home in This Direction is Derren's first full-length studio release since 2005, when the Derren Raser Band worked with artist/producer Greg Laswell to release King of I'll Tell You Next Week. Derren's solo effort marks a distinct step forward in his songwriting maturity. Described by critics as 'Simon & Garfunkel meets the Shins,' Raser seamlessly blends the sounds of mainstream rock and pop with the more subtle mediums of art song and folk story telling. "Fill Me Up," from the album has been has already been nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award, and the track "Warn the World," recently won a Hollywood Music Award for "Best Male Vocals." Featuring performances by industry veterans like Rob Whitlock (Michael Brecker, Anthony Jackson), Arnold McCuller (James Taylor Band), Bob Hoffnar (Hem), and newcomers like Daniel Rhine (Sara Bariellis), and Brandon Walters (Greg Laswell, Joshua Raidin), Home In This Direction showcases 13 dynamic arrangements of some of Raser's most unique and exciting songwriting yet.