TITLE TRACK FROM UPCOMING NEW ALBUM INCLUDES GUEST VOCALS FROM SHERYL CROW
BAND LAUNCHES #GOODNEWSGARDEN VIDEO SERIES
Watch the first “Good News Garden” episode HERE
24 MAY 2019 (TORONTO, ON) — Today, Pitchfork premiered “Turn Off The News (Build A Garden),” the poignant and timely title track from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s highly anticipated new album — out June 14th, 2019 on Fantasy Records/Universal Music Canada. The uplifting and emotional song, with backing vocals from Sheryl Crow, is a message of hope, positivity and activism. “We're trying to encourage a lifestyle where people can be active in their local communities, and do something constructive, rather than glued to a device,” said Nelson. “It’s really about living your life with your heart leading the way." Today’s track premiere follow’s the release of the album’s anthemic first single, “Bad Case”.
Watch the “Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)” lyric video HERE
Inspired by their keen interest in the environment and association with organizations such as Farm Aid, the band has launched a video series called “Good News Garden,” encouraging fans to share their stories of hope, community gardening and local activism. In each new episode, their favorite letters will be read from the road via video. Fans whose submissions were chosen will receive special seed cards and other promo items.
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real last week achieved two triumphant career milestones, opening for The Who at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena followed by their first-ever headline performance at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium, which sold-out instantly.
As the band gears up for the new album’s mid-June launch, they will make a series of high-profile live appearances including a headlining set at Topanga Days on Memorial Day, May 27th, two sold-out shows at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium on May 31st and June 1st, NY’s Webster Hall on June 12th as well as dates supporting Neil Young and the Zac Brown Band.
Pre-Order Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) HERE
Recorded at Shangri-La in Malibu and the Village Studios in West L.A., Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) was co-produced by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and John Alagia, who helmed the group's previous, self-titled effort in 2017. The band: bassist Corey McCormick, drummer Anthony Logerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar, multi-instrumentalist Logan Metz and Lukas Nelson, worked fast recording 30 original songs during brief breaks between tours. They tracked straight to analog tape, keeping overdubs to a minimum while focusing on the live performances. Vocal and instrumental contributions from friends and family include Margo Price, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Micah Nelson, Kesha, Shooter Jennings, Randy Houser, Lucius, Madison Ryann Ward, Hunter Elizabeth and Neil Young. See full list of tour dates at lukasnelson.com/tour/.
Watch the album trailer HERE
Photo Credit: Joey Martinez
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