Mark Bryan Premieres New Song, "Forgetting About Me"

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Hootie & the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan is releasing his third solo album, Songs of the Fortnight, August 11. Today, we're premiering "Forgetting About Me," the album's first single.

"This is a little number I wrote with my friend, and former Fortnighter, Joe Firstman," Bryan said about the song. "We had a very creative stretch together when he was writing for his album, and when I realized he never cut this one, I adopted it, and cut it with my buddies Jonathan Gray on bass and Jack Burg on drums. To me it captures that feeling of loss when two people really want to be together, but can’t for whatever reason, and it translates on a spiritual level. 'No one wants to be alone,' 'Let me know you’re there,' etc."

Songs of the Fortnight is available now for preorder via Amazon (opens in new tab) and iTunes (opens in new tab).

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.