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In the 1980s, in Kansas and Missouri, four kids came of age individually holding tightly to a purely shared rock music dream. This desire to play rock and roll collectively unified them into the powerhouse that is known as a picture made. They worked tirelessly to realize their dream and, after a short time, they started to generate an unavoidable buzz around the midwest. Their rise to success was swift and evident, as they were tapped to support The Replacements, The Call, and The Connells on the road. While touring with different bands only helped to fuel their fire, their hunger to write and record music was insatiable. 


     Nearly 35 years down the line, apm is finally ready to deliver the uncompromising, unwavering vision for the thematic album that has become Heal. This album enriches the scene with poetic, allegorical lyrics ably set in bold, well-crafted tones. Signature tracks “Quitting Now Would Be Treason” and “A Signal Hovering Over America” create a lyrical whirlwind over a vivid, colorful landscape of instrumental dynamics, while “Come To Me” and “Behind Your Eyes” offer a bittersweet and unique, yet familiar take on love. Good luck trying to ignore tracks like “God Loves A Hell Of A Man” and “Baby Boom Boom,” as they are the exuberant no-frills rock and roll juggernauts of the album. Lastly, “Music is Love” is a stunning summation of the album’s healing message, placed strongly before the final of the three Heal songs - “Heal Me,” “Heal You,” and “Healed.” This trinity of Heal songs serves as milestone tracks to mark the path of the listener’s journey. apm believes Heal is their finest work to date, with sights set for much more ahead. 

Heal by a picture made is released May 17, 2019

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Album cover art painted by Inka Essenhigh ( Ancient Trees,  ©2010)

Album cover art painted by Inka Essenhigh (Ancient Trees, ©2010)

Stream the newest single “Come To Me” from Heal below

 
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“…the band evokes longing and hopeful love in a way that feels present and inescapable and is tinged with a wistful ache.”

Joshua Pickard /// The Southern Sounding


HEAL might be 35 years in the making, but it’s certainly not too late, and fans of A Picture Made – both new and original – will certainly enjoy it.”

LISA HAFEY /// ESSENTIALLY POP


“A Picture Made reveal their thematic vision in the form of Heal.”

NK /// EARBUDDY


“…'God Loves A Hell Of A Man' is a juicy rocker that transports right back to the ’80s.”

MERRIT CROWE /// GIGSOUP