Shawn Mullins Releases Pro-Shot Video Of His Biggest Hit “Lullaby,” The Latest Single From His New Live Release ‘Live At The Print Shop
Today, the folk and Americana singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins has released a pro-shot video of his GRAMMY-nominated hit “Lullaby,” the latest single from his new live release, ‘Live At The Print Shop.’ Originally featured on his album ‘Soul’s Core,’ the song hit #1 on the Adult Top 40 Chart and featured actress Dominique Swain in its well-received music video. In an exclusive interview with Live At The Print Shop, Mullins revealed the surprising connection between the hit song and the American-Canadian singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco.
“I saw Ani DiFranco the first time in 1997,” Mullins shared. “We drove down to Denver and we saw her and it blew my mind, so I started trying to do stuff…almost like a flamenco player.” He continues, “So I started experimenting with what I knew how to do with percussion on the guitar, as well as pull off some hammer-ons and things that I could make myself not get bored, basically.”
Specializing in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music, Mullins was born in Atlanta, Georgia, where he cultivated an interest in music beginning in his days at Clarkston High School. He honed his craft in his college days at North Georgia College and State University as a solo acoustic musician and bandmaster of the military marching band (Golden Eagle Band). He attended North Georgia College and State University on an Army ROTC scholarship with an intention of possibly pursuing a military career. Although he quickly abandoned this notion in favor of songwriting, the contract nonetheless obliged him after graduation to serve a short term as an inactive Infantry officer in the Individual Ready Reserve component of the U.S. Army Reserve. He served in an inactive status, reaching the rank of 1st lieutenant before fulﬁlling his service obligation and resigning honorably.
His critical breakthrough came with “Lullaby,” which became a radio and video hit, followed by “All in My Head,” which was featured on the hit television sitcom Scrubs. This song was written after an e-mail was sent out by the producers of the new show searching for a theme song. Mullins wrote a demo version and sent it in within 24 hours. Another single, “Shimmer,” was included on the soundtrack for the TV show Dawson’s Creek, and was also used in Australia as part of its promotional campaign during the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. The song is still considered as the unofficial anthem of the games in Australia. In early 2002, he formed the supergroup The Thorns with Matthew Sweet and Pete Droge.
For its 20th anniversary, Shawn is revisiting the music of ‘Soul’s Core’ by recording two new versions of the album, dubbed ‘Soul’s Core Revival.’ This is not a remix or a remaster of the original, but rather brand-new recordings with new arrangements of the songs. One album will be new stripped down solo performances – some on guitar, some on piano, and one a cappella – and the second will be a new studio recording with his full band, Soul Carnival.
Stay tuned for continued updates.
‘Live At The Print Shop’ by Shawn Mullins
1. The Great Unknown
2. Twin Rocks, Oregon
5. Light You Up
6. Beautiful Wreck
7. Ghost Of Johnny Cash
8. House Of The Rising Sun