The blues rock band, Gary Dranow and the Manic Emotions, are unrestricted by the bounds of genre, creating music for the square pegs of the world. Influenced by the musical work of guitar legends and icons Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn, the band is making waves.
After several successful releases from their upcoming debut album release, Destiny Road, they just debuted their newest rock song “Mellow Drama.” This classic rock-influenced single has whispers of blues elements reminiscent of the rock of the 80’s. The playfulness of the keyboard sprinkled throughout the single adds texture to Gary’s skilled guitar.
“Mellow Drama” is Gary’s most personal song to date. He wrote it in the third person, from the point of view of those he’s been in relationships with, both platonic and romantic. As someone with Bipolar with mania, he explored what it must have been like for others to be around him.
“When I was in my late 40s I was diagnosed as bipolar with mania and for the first time, I had a reference for why I acted out as I did from early childhood until I started to be managed pharmacologically. I blew up three marriages and many relationships due to my over-the-top personality,” says Gary.
“It wasn’t until I moved to Park City and a Ski Racing buddy of mine, referred me to his psychiatrist, Dr. Kalm (really his name. no joke) that I was put on the right combination of meds and I mellowed out tremendously. Before that I was hyper-aggressive and often people would be put off by my demeanor. That all changed under the care of Dr. Kalm. Now I’m as calm as a lake without wind, very stable, and now a genuinely nice, caring person.”
The song invites fans and listeners into Gary’s mind and life. His life story is a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and the human spirit and “Mellow Drama” is the best example of persevering for Gary and the band.
More About Gary Dranow
Gary Dranow is an artist, musician, and sportsman whose life story is a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and the human spirit. With his music deeply reflecting his life, Gary’s unwavering dedication to his craft is a source of inspiration to fans and aspiring artists alike.
Throughout the course of time, Dranow’s love for music remained to be an integral part of his life. For a decade, he poured his heart and soul into the creation of the album Destiny Road. The release is an autobiographical and deeply personal musical journey that chronicles his struggles, triumphs, and everything in between.
Dranow’s work is influenced by the stylings of musical legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn which shines through in his music. The outfit Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions are sending their own, unique ripples through the Blues and Rock music scenes respectively with an eclectic and passionate set of songs. Currently playing regularly in their hometown of Park City, Utah, Gary Dranow and The Manic Emotions are ready to take the rest of the world by storm.
Destiny Road is set for release in May 2023.