I'll Play a Song for You
"I'll Play a Song for You" Ray Lanich's blending of pop/rock and honest lyrics makes "I'll Play a Song for You" a must have in your CD collection. This record has you from hello and makes you forget that you even have a skip button. The journey begins with track one entitled "High School". This rare political song for Ray deals with some very serious issues regarding teachers having inappropriate relationships with their students and how the schools turn a blind eye. Musically, Ray joked saying, "This is the closest I'll be to sounding punk." Love shows up on this album in many different manifestations. From the heartache of "It Had to Come to This" to the life long commitment of "My Jenny" and "Save Those Tears" and the pure lust of "Screw Driver," your heart will be twisted and turned and handed back to you! "Lil' Girl," "Nothing on Me," and "Got the Feeling Back" really illustrate Ray's determination and frustration as an independent recording artist. There's nothing like a good underdog story, and everyone can relate to Ray's encounters of people who seem to get it all and show no appreciation for it. Ray gives to you what he calls "the Erie sound" in his epic "3rd Street Apartment". The squeeze box intro really stands out and shows Ray's songwriting versatility. Ray brings it all home with "Is it Me, or the Rock n' Roll". Ray juggles the love for a woman with his passion for music and receives this ultimatum. By the end, I'm pretty sure you'll know which one he picked. In conclusion, you need this record! How many artists play every instrument and write all their own songs? I know of at least one who definitely won't disappoint. Pick up "I'll Play a Song for You" today!! Album Review: Lanich plays a song Clarion Call - Clarion, PA (October 14, 2010) Ray Lanich was the man of the hour last week when he visited the WCUC-FM radio station and sang for all of Clarion to hear. His latest CD, "I'll Play a Song for You," brings guitar riffs, bass licks and musical genius to the listener's ear. His inspiration come from Aerosmith. Lanich's musicianship exemplifies this style of rock genre. Lanich's music is the type of CD you would grab if you were cruising down the highway on a casual day not having a single worry on your mind. Along with his classic rock style, the song "My Jenny" shows a softer side of the album as the acoustic guitar is accompanied by soft percussion. Lanich's lyrics roll out of the speakers with graceful harmony enough to make any stressor melt away. This CD also swings to sound like 1990's alternative rock in the song "Lil' Girl." Lanich's song is comparable to Everclear's "Santa Monica." With a jazzy tempo and lyrics to match, this song is impossible to not tap your toe to. Lanich's last track, "Is it me, or the Rock n' Roll," is a great grand finale for this inspirational album. The rhythm is catchy and would be a great sing-a-long. Some of his other tracks, including "High School," can be found humorous making people remember their experiences back in their high school days. Lanich is an independent musician who wishes to go on tour. He wants to get his music out there, "I have a small voice in a huge sea." Lanich just wants to reach out and be heard. His message to all his fans is, "Go out and make your own fame!" Lanich's new album is being released at the end of the month and can also be purchased on iTunes.