ANDREW COMBS – ” Canyons of My Mind “

Posted: April 10, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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On “Dirty Rain,” the first single from Canyons of My Mind, Andrew Combs pondered our fading grasp on consequence – and how, in an time now where we are all preoccupied with instant gratification and polish in the name of progress, we could be fast approaching a dark, joyless future. Self-awareness and a sensitivity for the world around him is a theme rich across the Nashville-based songwriter’s forthcoming third album.

From the album Canyons Of My Mind, available April 7th, 2017.

Thrilled to release this record into the world. “Canyons of My Mind” is out now via New West Records and Loose Music. A Big Thanks to my two buds Skylar Wilson and Jordan Lehning for producing and playing. Lots of love to Jeremy Ferguson for engineering and mixing. And to the wonderful band for bringing these songs to life: Dominic Billett, Michael Rinne, Ethan Ballinger.  thanks to Melissa Madison Fuller for the ace photos and Fetzer Design for the design. Andrew.

“I wrote ‘Blood Hunters’ in this post-tour haze, where you don’t know what to do with yourself,”

Combs says. “It’s about mental illness and this unknown force that is making you question everything. It takes 48 hours to acclimate at the end of tour, and it’s a weird time when you are in limbo. You get restless.”

Directed by Ry Cox, the video for “Blood Hunters” takes that fear of the unknown and puts it into a force tangible enough to look at – and nods at how some things are easier to confront when one returns to a more peaceful, natural state as Combs does, ankle-deep in the Piney River. With backup from Lera Lynn – whose recent album Shape Shifter shares a sense of sonic fearlessness with Canyons – the song opens with Combs‘ soothingly gorgeous vocals on haunting echo and spare electric guitar that crescendos into a fierce, Seattle-riffed fury. The musical gambit removes it even further away from the constraints of traditional country to forge a more experimental, rock-forward take on folk in the vein of Kevin Morby, Angel Olsen, Cass McCombs or even their forefather, Leonard Cohen.

“Canyons of My Mind” was produced by Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle) and Jordan Lehning (Rodney Crowell) at Battle Tapes Studio in East Nashville, and features appearances from Caitlin Rose, who also co-wrote a song, as well as Erin Rae McKaskle and Lynn.

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