Andrew Gabbard has announced the release of his sophomore effort as a solo artist, Cedar City Sweetheart. The songs evoke a familiar feel for fans of his debut album, but new instrumentation and country-leaning lyrics give us a glimpse of another side of Andrew. "I love when a rock band makes a country album, " he explained, pointing to The Byrds as a major source of inspiration.
Andrew played every instrument on his solo debut, Homemade. This time around, he called on some local musicians to add color. "Originally, I didn't have access to much recording equipment. I tracked my parts with an iPhone. My friends recorded their parts professionally, so I was able to piece it together and take another stab at recording the core of each song." The final product is a better sounding, polished group of songs that fit together to make a country album. The songs were written over the course of several years, but they're all very fresh in Andrew's mind. "I can remember a specific moment from writing each one of these tunes. They're simple songs that came naturally to me." Even though Andrew has written and contributed on countless albums over the years, this one truly feels like his second. The album is set to release March 24, 2023 on Colemine/Karma Chief Records.
OUT 24 MARCH 2023...
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