We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son’s new single “Empty Passenger Seats” (listen below). Bobby Mahoney comments on the song:
“‘Empty Passenger Seats’ started as a riff/jam with my friend Dan Cohen (Creating Clementine, Hero of Me), and then I brought it to the band and we shaped it and arranged it together in a hotel room near Pittsburgh. John Shepherd whistled that little guitar lick in the chorus, and recording that bit was one of my favorite parts of the process for these new songs. We drove over night home from Richmond at the end of last summer’s tour, and that experience became the lyrics for the bridge. This song feels like the band’s current journey in a way, and it is just a lot of fun to play. It’s loud and it kicks you in the ass. This is the first of a bunch of new singles we will be releasing and it’s just the tip of the iceberg. We had a great time working with Frank Marra (Brian Fallon, Jared Hart, Dead Swords, many more) at North End Recording and we can’t wait to keep releasing the new songs.”
Originally formed for a one-off gig under the name “Seventh Son,” Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son have been rocking audiences in the various New Jersey scenes since 2010. With the titular Mahoney (guitar, lead vox) serving as the group’s sole constant, the talented, fiery performer is now readying a slew of releases joined by James McIntosh (drums) Andrew Saul (guitar/backing vox) and John Shepherd (bass/backing vox).
“Empty Passenger Seats” is the first new piece of music from the band since the release of their third studio album, the raw, gritty Shot in the Dark, in 2016. Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son, known throughout New Jersey for their incendiary live show, has shared bills with international touring acts like The Gaslight Anthem, The Hold Steady, Pianos Become the Teeth, Pity Sex and more.
On August 31st, the band will celebrate the release of “Empty Passenger Seats” by headlining a major show at the House of Independents in Asbury Park, NJ. You can purchase tickets to the show here.