Singer/songwriter tackles addiction in powerful new song
For immediate release: Aug.16, 2017
Music Central Management
Nashville, Tenn.—Music Central Management, CDX Nashville, and Elephant Rock Music Promotion/Denver, CO, are proud to announce the release of “The Addict,” a socially relevant new song that showcases the pain suffered by addicts. Penned and sung by long-time Nashville singer/songwriter Lyman Ellerman, “The Addict” highlights the plights of so many in the United States who are experiencing the isolation caused by drug addiction.
You want to help me
But I don’t think you can.
You see the shell
But you can’t see the man.
“Through this song, Lyman has captured the essence of drug addiction—the isolation, the fear, the loneliness that so many who live in this trap feel,” said Mike Kinnamon of Music Central Management. “Lyman is well known in the music industry for his songwriting ability, but he’s blown it out of the park with this one. This song will resonate with anyone who is an addict or who has ever loved an addict.”
There’s no easy way to tell you how it feels
To be tangled up and twisted like me.
It’s not like I’m the only one who’s ever thought
Nothing’s wrong when nothing’s right.
“We are pleased to be partnering with and presenting Lyman Ellerman and his new single, “The Addict,” a song that humanizes the current addiction crisis that is spreading across our great nation,” said Joe Kelly, CDX vice president and general manager. “This song delivers a powerful message that needs to be heard. CDX is committed to helping get this song on country radio throughout the United States and abroad and will be working diligently in the weeks ahead to make that happen.”
“This is a song about addiction, written from the addict’s perspective, that seeks only to remind us that addicts are human beings. They are our brothers and fathers, sisters and mothers, our sons and daughters,” Ellerman explained. “Most of us have been touched by addiction in one way or another, and my hope is that understanding can lead to healing, not only for the addict, but for those who love addicts, as well.”
“The Addict” is available at http://store.cdbaby.com/cd/lymanellermanandthenashv3, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and all online retailers.