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Field Medic Shares New Single “talkin johnny & june (your arms around me)” ft. Alex Menne of Great Grandpa – Announces ‘Floral Prince’ Singles Series

March 15, 2020

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Field Medic Shares New Song
“talkin johnny & june (your arms around me)” 
ft. Pickleboy (Alex Menne of Great Grandpa)

Streaming Now via Run For Cover Records

Announces Monthly Floral Prince Singles

Releases Second Installment of The Field Medic Show Video Series

Last year Kevin Patrick Sullivan, the San Francisco-based singer/songwriter known as Field Medic, released his most recent full-length and Run For Cover Records debut, fade into the dawn. Now the ever-prolific musician has returned to announce an ongoing run of new music that further invites listeners into the world of Field Medic. Throughout 2020 Sullivan will be releasing a new song each month, accompanied by an episode of The Field Medic Show, a DIY video series that acts as a window into his music, poetry, and art. Loosely tied together under the Floral Prince banner, the songs and visuals capture the unbridled creativity at the heart of Field Medic.

Today Sullivan has shared the project’s first new song “talkin johnny & june (your arms around me)” which features vocals from Alex Menne of Great Grandpa, aka Pickleboy, along with the latest entry of The Field Medic Show. Recorded live in Sullivan’s house “talkin johnny & june (your arms around me)” illustrates the homespun charm and spontaneity that makes much of Field Medic‘s work so endearing. 

The songs that make up Floral Prince intentionally harken back to the impromptu nature of Field Medic’s earlier work. Utilizing drum machines, home recording techniques, and very few takes, the off-the-cuff approach compliments Sullivan’s achingly honest lyrics and warm vocals. The Field Medic Show functions as an extension of this artistic worldview. Each episode is made with the same unconstrained creativity and includes live versions of Floral Prince singles, slice of life vignettes, poetry readings, and more. The resulting body of work forms a musical and visual patchwork quilt–each individual piece has its own beautiful details and nuances that can be admired on their own, or stitched together and appreciated in a whole new way. 

Field Medic also has a run of UK/EU shows coming up in June with Beach Bunny. See full itinerary below.

Tour Dates:06/07 Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint *
06/08 Manchester, UK @ Yes *
06/10 London, UK @ The Dome *
06/11 Paris, FR @ Le Pop-Up du Label *
06/15 Berlin, DE @ Badehaus Szimpla *

* w/ Beach Bunny

About Floral Prince and The Field Medic Show:
Since 2014 Kevin Patrick Sullivan has been building an impressive and diverse catalog as Field Medic, welcoming listeners into his musical world with a warm voice, homespun sonics, deeply human lyricism. 2019 saw the release of Field Medic’s latest full-length, fade into the dawn, and now the ever-prolific musician has already returned with an ongoing run of singles that reflect his spontaneous approach to creating. Throughout 2020 Field Medic will be releasing a new song each month, accompanied by an episode of The Field Medic Show, a DIY web series that offers a window into Sullivan’s music, poetry, and art. Loosely tied together under the Floral Prince banner, the songs and visuals capture the unbridled creativity at the heart of Field Medic. 

Where fade into the dawn saw Sullivan experimenting with digital recording and a somewhat more high definition sound than ever before, the songs that make up Floral Prince intentionally harken back to the impromptu nature of Field Medic’s earlier work. “These songs sort of felt like a return to form,” Sullivan explains, “It was all made in a short spurts, I used drum machines again, some of the songs were written and recorded in the same day. I think I put a lot of pressure on myself with the last record, but this is more of a middle ground.” This off-the-cuff approach compliments his lyrics as well. “A lot of my albums tend to be more like compilations than stories that connect as a whole, more like snapshots of a period of time,” Sullivan says. 

Inspired by his fascination with acting and the bizarreness of commercials, The Field Medic Show functions as an extension of the endearing idiosyncrasies of Sullivan’s work. “I’ve always loved making videos and I thought this would be another fun way for me to share strange ideas and poetry” he explains. “It’s not exactly acting, it’s more like a long form music video.” Each episode is made with the same unconstrained creativity of Field Medic’s songs and includes Sullivan performing live versions of Floral Prince singles, slice of life vignettes, poetry readings, and more. The resulting body of work forms a musical and visual patchwork quilt–each individual piece has its own beautiful details and nuances that can be admired on their own, or stitched together and appreciated in a whole new way. 

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