Memphis on My Mind is the debut LP from Logan Magness, an introspective look back at five years spent living in San Francisco, CA and falling both in and out of love with the people and city around him. "The perspective matured as I did, and I think that comes through on the second half of the record. Side A is self-critical, l was finding out what was important to me and as a result consciously uprooting things that weren't intended. The narrative unravels and then sort of stitches itself back together by the end. That wasn't intentional, it was just me, so yeah, it's personal."
It was recorded at Prairie Sun Studios (Tom Waits, The Mountain Goats) in Cotati, CA and engineered by Nate Nauseda. Tracked predominantly live and rich with analog tones, the album recalls the warmth and fidelity of garage rock records of yore. And don't let the debut moniker fool you, this is inspired songwriting, brooding and intimate yet upbeat, not a word wasted. In Logan Magness, listeners will find a unique and poignant narrative voice beaming with potential.
The title track and fitting end of Memphis on My Mind finds Magness coming to terms, taking a step back and realizing a chapter closing as he relocated back to Memphis. "My priorities changed and with that so did my needs," he adds. "I came to the realization that I wouldn't be happy in life doing anything but music. San Francisco taught me to be myself and I love it for that, but it was time to come home."