Nashville Rocker Rich Lynch Debuts New Song
"We recently moved to Nashville, Tennessee, after a lifetime in New Jersey," says the musician about his recent bold leap into the unknown. "The song is about going after your dreams and having total faith in their fulfillment. This is where musical dreams come true so we decided to shoot for the stars in Music City."
The four-minute and fifty eight second track was inspired by a popular television show earlier in the decade.
"In 2007, American Idol sponsored their first songwriting contest," Lynch recalled. "They asked for a song that would encapsulate their contestant's journey to the winner's circle and their website at the time had a little rocket ship and stars emblazoned all over the page."
"Based on the information provided from the American Idol contest the lyrics were completed in 10 minutes time," Lynch supplied. "Although I didn't win I came away with a song and a message that I was quite happy with."
One of the recurring themes in the Rich Lynch track is that of taking flight and conquering challenges. The first and second verse pay tribute to legendary explorers like the Wright Brothers and the Apollo astronauts who overcame many challenges to begin their ascent into the heavens.
"It's really a tale to two journeys," said Lynch. "First, my own personal attempt to go after my dreams is documented in the song. Then there is a more universal message that applies to those with ears to hear it."
In fact the concept of "The Universe" is also widely represented in the recently completed track.
"Since first writing the initial verses and chorus I had become more involved in pursuing the philosophies behind the power of positive thinking," Lynch described detailing how he finished the writing for "Shoot For the Stars".
"I had been reading a lot of books on the subject matter such as The Secret, along with volumes on the mysteries of the Law of Attraction, and the ground-breaking Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill," Lynch continued. "So when it came time to provide a bridge I knew that a nod to these authors and their message was the answer. I jotted down a few lines and it was off to the studio."
The studio was located in Lynch's former hometown of Ringwood, New Jersey and was recorded just prior to his departure for Nashville. He enlisted the help of producer Steve Brown of Trixter and Def Leppard fame to create a powerful track with just the right mix of power and pop.
"Steve did a great job with this one," Lynch remarked about the second song the pair worked on in New Jersey. "When I get back east we plan on producing some more music together. Until then, I start recording my first new songs in Nashville in February."
Feedback to the track has been supportive so far. Lynch continues to receive high-marks for his insightful and captivating songs from peers and press alike, including:
- Longtime music publicist Anne Leighton (http://www.anneleighton.com) says, "You've got a good voice, Rich. Nice, crunch rock. Truly a New Jersey influence there!"
- Canadian rocker Brad Scott of Stumblekat (https://www.reverbnation.com/stumblekat) says, "It has a real New Jersey Sound. I love it!"