From Model to Musician: Hans David Rearick Finds a "Beautiful Life"

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Hans David Rearick is riding the Hollywood buzz train with his new EP "Beautiful Life".

'Beautiful Life' was originally an impromptu song

Imagine that Brad Pitt, John Mayer and Ryan Adams were kicking back on the porch with a guitar and a drink on a warm summer night. They'd be drinking the sweet, homegrown brew with a splash of southern charm from singer-songwriter Hans David Rearick who's riding the Hollywood buzz train with his new EP "Beautiful Life".

Hans David Rearick has been pouring it on thick with a sweet ride from his days in Atlanta as an Elite Model to his new career in Los Angeles as a much sought-after musician who's been spotted everywhere from red carpet parties at the People's Choice Awards to an exclusive Sundance event.

The road wasn't always easy for Rearick. In fact, his first job in Hollywood was an Urban-cowboy gig as a mechanical bull-rider operator at the Saddle Ranch Chop House on Hollywood's famous Sunset Strip. There were plenty of ups and downs, but he collected a lot of stories, not to mention some bruises, along the way.

Although he left the bull behind, the stories remained with him. Rearick finally realized that he was a storyteller and looked toward a new path as a singer-songwriter. He stepped into the studio for the first time on his birthday a few years ago and never looked back.

"'Beautiful Life' was originally an impromptu song," Rearick explains. "Inspiration has no patience. There are times when I'm driving and I have to pull the car over and grab a piece of scrap paper because it's time to write."

The process is beautiful and often without control (Except for when he's driving, of course). It starts with a thought, then a verse and a chorus. The story comes quickly, like a lyrical flood gate that spills onto the page and, before he knows it, there's another tune sitting in front of him.

"Beautiful Life", the title-track from his new EP, is a simple, sweet ballad that's best served cold over ice like a lemonade on a warm summer night.

Meanwhile, Hans and his stories are going back into the studio to work on his upcoming, as-yet-untitled, full-length album that's scheduled for release in June.

For more information, and to listen to tracks from "Beautiful Life", visit


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