Murray A. Lightburn

The Dears frontman Murray A. Lightburn returns with his sophomore solo album Hear Me Out, a lush, romantic strings-and-soul record, unabashedly inspired by ’50s crooners, ’60s girl groups, Muscle Shoals, and Motown. Made up of ten fragile, unforgettably gorgeous pop songs about family, adult relationships and what you might call “non-toxic” masculinity, Hear Me Out is as striking and ambitious as anything Lightburn has ever written for The Dears, but also nothing like the Dears.


Finished writing M. A. L. III today

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Murray A. Lightburn’s Guide to Songwriting

By Murray A. Lightburn | February 26, 2019

Murray A. Lightburn’s Guide to Songwriting

A crash course from The Dears' frontman.