What do we choose to reveal? Sometimes what we want to believe creates blind spots. That’s what the new release from Boston-based artist Michael Boezi is about. Reminiscent of Boston’s own 80s new wave pioneers The Cars, this track features some of the Boston area’s best musicians, including Andrew Stern on guitar, Dave Brophy on drums, Joe McMahon on bass, and a special guest appearance by Jessye DeSilva on the Wurlitzer.
Close Your Eyes (Gamma Knife Brain Surgery) | Michael Boezi
Release date: 3/23/23
Michael Boezi: Voice, guitar
Dave Brophy: Drums, backing vocals
Joe McMahon: Bass guitar
Andrew Stern: Lead guitar
Jessye DeSilva: Wurlitzer
Lyrics and music by Michael Boezi
Produced by Michael Boezi and Dave Brophy
Recorded at Revolution Sound Studio in Charlestown, MA
Engineered by Dave Brophy and Andy Pinkham
Arranged by Michael Boezi and Dave Brophy
Mixed and mastered by Dave Brophy
Cover photograph by Michael Boezi
Cover design by Michael Boezi
℗&© 2023 Control Mouse Media, LLC
Published by Control Mouse Media, LLC, Boston, MA https://controlmousemedia.com
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable copyright laws.
ISRC: QZU4R2300002 / UPC: 055120295980 / Artist IPI: 1126697636 (ASCAP)
Here is the complete set of new singles since 2022: https://michaelboezi.com/singles
In preparation for this set of new releases, I also re-released my entire back catalog last year. They include re-mastered versions with some bonus demo tracks included too.
And just for fun, the humble beginnings of this song – and how I play it in my live solo format: