Song Premiere: Michael Fracasso, “Open”

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Photo by Valerie Fremin

The artist: Singer-songwriter Michael Fracasso, an Ohio native and veteran of the Austin, Texas music scene whose body of work hop-scotches genres with effortless aplomb

The song: “Open,” from his forthcoming LP Here Come The Savages, a record of originals and covers of songs by artists ranging from Johnny Thunders to Ray Davies. The album drops June 10 via Blue Door Records.

Fun fact: Facasso is also a noted chef and food author, specializing in Italian cuisine.

Songwriter says: “I was going through a difficult time and I wanted to write something that was honest and yet hopeful. Sometimes songs just seem to fall out that way and you begin one way and end in a different direction. I guess this song is really about being open to living your life as fully as possible.”