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He’s Gone Rogue’ – New Music and Video from Fred Hostetler

Acoustic guitar fingerpicking romps along over layered drums with pedal steel guitar providing the melodrama for this contemporary country single.

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With the new single ‘He’s Gone Rogue’ Hostetler has penned a politically relevant progressive country tune. The eclectic arrangement and production provide the sort of humorous context needed for social comment and the implications of the lyric. Acoustic guitar fingerpicking romps along over layered drums with pedal steel guitar providing the melodrama. Hostetler was awarded 2019 Best Singer Songwriter by LA Music Critic.

The track is a light and bouncy, and somewhat humorous temptation to look at things from a sarcastic point of view. Now, and this is only my opinion, but from what I have seen and heard, Fred has made antidotes and references to politics in a somewhat tongue in cheek fashion, and I feel in this track ‘He’s Gone Rogue’ references what is going on in our country’s current administration, where we have a “leader” that moves with such an unstable and aggressive nature, one would think he has lost his capacity to be a leader at all, and instead has “gone rouge” and lays waste to any and all that would oppose a totalitarian rule.

Artist’s comments: He’s Gone Rogue

“The moment I heard this phrase while watching the national news I knew I had to write this song. The Ken Burns documentary on Country Music and Stephen Colbert’s Late Night monologues provided the fuel and impetus to give it a meaningful lyric and proper progressive country format to complete it. “



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1 Comment on He’s Gone Rogue’ – New Music and Video from Fred Hostetler

  1. Fred Hostetler // October 24, 2019 at 10:18 pm // Reply

    Thanks to Joseph Timmons and IndiePulseMusic for giving this little single ‘some air’ and covering its release. I think his comments were simple and correct. Sometimes you just have to do something and that happened for me a few weeks back. I then realized someone (we all) know is taking up so much airtime we can’t even get a days rest or go about our business of making a living . It is exhausting. I’m releasing on YouTube 3 little video snippets (remixes) of He’s Gone Rogue.


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