Days before the city’s back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, David Luther released his single, “Home to Kansas City.”
Though serendipitous in its timing, the song stands on its own as a roaring road anthem to all who find their hearts calling Kansas City home.
seveneightfive is proud to call him a friend, David hails from Topeka and performed on our seveneightfive + ArtsConnect Virtual House Concert last fall, and we are thrilled to be one of the first to air “Home to Kansas City” on our digital broadcast station KSEF-DB where it has already generated interest on the request line and social media.
“I’ve been looking forward to today for a long time!” wrote David on social media. “HOME TO KANSAS CITY was a labor of love and an anthem for the city I love to call home. It was recorded here in Kansas City and produced by my dear friend David George and engineered by Pat Tomek.”
David George is a bit familiar with writing anthem-iconic songs, penning “Hey, Kansas City” in 2014 when the Royals faced San Francisco Giants in the World Series. The city was exploding with excitement and George, joined by 2/5’s of A Crooked Mile and Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane of Victor + Penny, recorded “Hey, Kansas City” in just a few takes at Weights + Measures Soundlabs. The following year, you could hear the song played after a “T-O-U-C-H-D-O-W-N KANSAS CITY” in Arrowhead.
Luther’s “Home to Kansas City” from Grand Central Bell Records is lyrically developed and melodically refined anthem rock at its finest.
The pounding beat and roaring refrain must certainly find a home in Kansas City as it would fill the stands at Children’s Mercy Park, Kauffman and Arrowhead with a sense of civic pride to match the teams and denizens near and far who find their hearts called to Kansas City.
Catch it on rotation on KSEF or purchase via iTunes. Find more on David Luther at thedavidluther.com
BONUS: Join David Luther’s email list on his website and receive a free MP3 of the song.