Song Premiere: Zephaniah OHora “Heaven’s On The Way”
Zephaniah OHora’s latest record Listening To The Music is due out tomorrow, Aug. 28. Ahead of its release, we are premiering a song from the album “Heaven’s On The Way.”
“‘Heaven’s On The Way’ came about as an idea to channel a sort of Workingman’s Dead/Byrds kinda concept,” OHora told Relix. “I’d also been under the influence of other things so most of the lyrics and melody just came to me in a burst. I had trouble writing all my ideas down fast enough.”
“Initially the opening statement wasn’t in reference to a romantic relationship, but a statement of my current relationship to reality in that particular moment,” he continued. “It was one of those satisfying artistic moments when you feel like the universe gave you a great song that you’re excited to be the recipient of.”
Listening To The Music was produced by the late Neal Casal, who tragically passed away shortly after mixing was finished. OHora wrote and recorded the album in Brooklyn, N.Y. The record features “an A-list cast of musicians, including John Lee Shannon, Jon Graboff, Roy Williams, Jeff Hill and Arthur Vint, as well as, special guests like Dori Freeman, Mickey Raphael from Willie Nelson’s band and Norm Hamlet, longtime member of Merle Haggard’s The Strangers.” To pre-order the new record, click here.
Listen to “Heaven’s On The Way” below!