Richard McGraw

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Richard McGraw

“A thought occurred to me that Leonard will not always be around, says New York singer-songwriter Richard McGraw, whose new song,”Leonard Cohen R.I.P. (The Song)” is a preemptive eulogy. “This was sad and disturbing. The song came quickly after that.” “I’m not sure why I wrote it,” McGraw continues. “It’s strange to feel deeply for someone you don’t know personally. That said, his work and life have had a profound impact on me, much like a parent or any loved one. Maybe I wrote it to be closer to him. Maybe I wrote it as a way to deal with the loss. All of this may seem a little creepy I realize, because he isn’t dead yet.” McGraw’s song can be found on his fourth album, Popular Music, which you can purchase here. The album also finds McGraw covering Lady Gaga, Rick James, The Who, REO Speedwagon and Bob Seger. “I usually make records then hope they sell,” McGraw explains. “This time I started out with the intentions of selling music. I chose songs that already sell like a Lady Gaga song for example. The problem became, how do I do a Lady Gaga song and still respect myself? What started out as a scheme to make money, later became an art, the art of selling out: aiming for commercial success while staying true to my heart and my aesthetic.”

Popular Music
Song
Ain't No Cure for Love Favorite License Buy
Take It On the Run Favorite License Buy
Bad Romance Favorite License Buy
This Old Heart of Mine Favorite License Buy
Baba O'Riley Favorite License Buy
Kiss Me Deadly Favorite License Buy
Party All the Time Favorite License Buy
Old Time Rock N Roll Favorite License Buy
Leonard Cohen R.I.P. (The Song) Favorite License Buy
If You See Her Favorite License Buy


Burying The Dead
Song
That Old Song Favorite License Buy
My Life Favorite License Buy
Hurting Heart Favorite License Buy
Balmville Motel Favorite License Buy
Your Lover Favorite License Buy
On Our Knees Favorite License Buy
Asheville Favorite License Buy
I'm Cool Favorite License Buy
The Faith Favorite License Buy
Young Men Favorite License Buy
Her Town Favorite License Buy
Grace Favorite License Buy


Song & Void Vol. 1
Song
Butter Hill Favorite License Buy
Natasha In High School Favorite License Buy
Find Me Then Favorite License Buy
Death Is Not Peace Favorite License Buy
St. Anthony Favorite License Buy
To Keep You Safe Favorite License Buy
The Things That Devils Bring Favorite License Buy
Hopefully Favorite License Buy
The Masses And The Craftsmen Favorite License Buy
Are You Still Favorite License Buy
Navy Blue Favorite License Buy
The Many Favorite License Buy
Where Men Go Favorite License Buy


Her Sacred Status, My Militant Needs
Song
Judas Disguise Favorite License Buy
Leaving You Forever Favorite License Buy
Plans to Escape My Programmed Heart Favorite License Buy
Sidetracked Favorite License Buy
A Poem:confession Favorite License Buy
The Currency of Labor and Demand Favorite License Buy
These Wholes in My Body On South Street Favorite License Buy
Newburgh Favorite License Buy
Following Love Favorite License Buy
Her Sacred Status... Favorite License Buy
The Golden Crucifix Vs. the Weight Complexity Favorite License Buy
In My Heart Favorite License Buy
The Wealth of My Position Favorite License Buy
No More Favorite License Buy
Prophet Song Favorite License Buy
Sympathy for the Pervert Favorite License Buy