Happy 2019! We wanted to start off the year right and what better way to do that than with a new song from Chicago’s Hi Ho to celebrate the New Year. The song, entitled “Whiskey Sheets” will be released on an album out later this year.
Singer/songwriter Gillian McGhee had the following to say about the new track:
“I wrote this song a little over a year ago. One of my good friends, Andy Schulte, and I were hanging out one night —staying up late, laughing, talking about our feelings and listening to music— when he spilled Jim Beam on my comforter. The next morning, I woke up and my songwriter brain started buzzing with the phrase “whiskey sheets,” and I ran with it. It’s yet another song of mine about a boy, but what’s important about this one to me is that I’m describing the healing process. It’s not a lament; it’s about discovering a new normal and the lingering pain of moving on. It’s okay to be sad, it’s okay to enjoy other people, and it’s okay to be happy again and move forward even when it feels like a piece of you is missing.
Musically, this is the first-ever full band Hi Ho song I’ve ever done. I’m so incredibly grateful to my friends Dan Tinkler (drums, sound engineer), Johnny Hamlin (bass), Sarah Genis (violin) and Andy Schulte (lead guitar) for bringing their individual creative talents to this song and making it so much better than I could have alone. And thanks especially to Andy for spilling that dang whiskey and giving me the inspiration I needed to write this song.”
Listen to “Whiskey Sheets” now and keep checking back for updates on Hi Ho!