As the doldrums of winter start to lift, my body is physically aching to go somewhere else. Hollier's got that wanderlust, too. After a barnstormer of a tour to promote his first EP, Hollier's resurrecting fond memories in "Jeff Buckley's Ghost." If the name sounds familiar, I featured "Wrestle My Heart" way back in episode 86 of the podcast. What I appreciate is Hollier's ability to dance between the lines of pop and alternative music: this could and should be on somebody's radio (don't worry -- the song "War Cry" has racked up 300k streams on Spotify), and his songs carry enough heft to make you feel something.
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Hailing from Louisiana, Hollier loves to incorporate heartland roots and alt rock in his music -- what's not to love? Never one to turn down a chance to tour, John and the band played over 60 shows from coast to coast in 2019 in support of his first EP. Spotify placed "War Cry" on their Rockin' Vibes and All New Rock playlists where it was streamed over 300k times. The song was later placed on Indie Folx "Best Songs of The Summer". With almost a full year of quarantining under his belt, John is excited to share fresh material starting with February's single release "Jeff Buckley's Ghost."