There’s something enticing about the rock singer/songwriter Bob Pressner and over 50 million people on his YouTube channel have figured it out. The gifted artist has a charming way with his words and he’s proving it again on his latest single “Next Summer Never Came,” available now on iTunes. The smooth crooner also released an accompanying music video, which is already heating up the YouTube charts and was at #4 upon its release. With almost a million views, the music video is heart-felt as the sweet “miss you” song.
During his early years in White Plains, NY, Pressner had his heart set on playing the guitar and focused on honing his talents since he was 15 years old, even studying with the great 1950’s beat poet, Allen Ginsberg. The passion behind his art and perfectionism comes from the influence of iconic music artists, such as Jimi Hendrix, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Paul McCartney. Music always seemed to be Pressner’s calling, and after experiencing a traumatic event and a move to Florida, the artist decided to seriously pursue a music career. He had soon cranked out his debut album Hard Driving Rain, followed by Riding the Wave, Summer in Illusion Land, Me and the Kid from Santa Cruz, and Honor Among Thieves.
With a lively pop-infused rock beat led by guitar licks and propulsive percussions, “Next Summer Never Came” is a soother for the heartbroken or anyone who’s ever missed someone. With six albums under his belt, Pressner possesses an effortless knack for bringing songs to life by painting vivid pictures with his words. He knows how to tell the stories of so many different walks of life, that music lovers from all over the world find it easy to gravitate to his music. The new video dons a roster of credible musicians; Brad Fernquist (Hilary Duff, Michelle Branch, Lisa Marie Presley) of the Goo Goo Dolls on guitar, Jim McGorman (Avril Lavinge, Shakira, The Corrs) on drums, and Robb Vallier (R. Kelly) on bass. Pressner’s rich and dynamic tone gives a solid performance on the track that fits the mood perfectly.
Directed by Kurt Zendzian, the music video centers on Pressner and his band’s intimate basement jam. As the musicians sing along and zone out to the music, Pressner is shown strumming his guitar as he laments about his lost love. Almost everyone knows what it feels like to lose someone that is near and dear, but Pressner tugs on heartstrings with his emotional connection and commitment to the lyrics.
Already a viral sensation on YouTube, Pressner has enchanted audiences live at the SXSW Music Festival and on TV with the #1 Comcast-produced OnDemand concert entitled, “Bob Pressner at Infinity Music Hall.” The concert was promoted on cable channels like A&E, AMC, ESPN, CNN, Bravo, MTV, VH1, and TBS. His impressive achievements so far are just a small look into what’s in store for this shining star. Learn more about Bob Pressner at www.BobPressner.com.