Austin Plaine Shares HONEY From Sophomore Album STRATFORD Out 5/17
Nashville's Austin Plaine will release Stratford on May 17 via Blaster Records, an album that shapes lyrical storytelling with precision and feeling. Steeped in a warm nostalgia, Plaine instills each song with a quiet optimism that speaks to bravely moving forward, even in troubled times.
We announced the release with album opener "Something More" and today, Parade premieres the shuffling "Honey", a track about knowing that what you do in the present is what's going to make home that much sweeter upon return.
"It's got this rolling and tumbling groove and is about the fleeting moments we often take for granted," says Austin. "Sometimes you find yourself far away from your familiars and all you want to do is go back home. You forget about the time you are actually living in."
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Produced by Jay Foote and mixed by Steve Vealey (M. Ward, Phoenix, Hurray for the Riff Raff) at the legendary Electric Lady Studios, Stratford arrives as the follow-up to Plaine's self-titled debut. In a departure from that more stripped-down effort, Plaine assembled a full-fledged band who recorded in an apartment in Brooklyn, infusing Stratford with a homegrown feel and loose yet kinetic energy.
Like only the most insightful songwriters, Austin Plaine draws intense emotion from the subtlest moments. Taking its title from the Flatbush street where the album came to life, Stratford offers a classically arranged take on folk-rock that illuminates the intimacy of Plaine's vocal work and the graceful candor of his lyrics. From track to track, the 27-year-old singer/guitarist reveals a refined sense of songcraft from life experience, maintaining an unaffected quality that's deeply refreshing.
Austin has a run of shows coming up in April with a full tour slated after album release. A list of tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.
Austin Plaine Tour Dates
Apr 08 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
Apr 10 - Yorkbille, IL @ The Law Office Pub & Music Hall
Apr 11 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
Apr 12 - Chicago, IL @ The GMan Tavern
Apr 13 - Davenport, IA @ The Racoon Motel
Apr 20 - Nashville, TN @ The Bluebird, Cafe
May 02 - Charlotte, NC @ US National Whitewater Center
May 24 - Denver, CO @ Denver Day of Rock Festival