For the first time since 2015, Ryan Bingham is about to release a brand new studio album.
The 15-song album, American Love Song, exemplifies the rebirth of Ryan, bringing all of his musical and experiential influences together in what Ryan calls his “best, most fully realized” record yet.
“I always really struggled with my identity – who I was, where I was from,” Bingham explains of his long, deliberate pursuit of wholeness. “I always had my cowboy hat with me, but at the same time, you adapt to your environment.” Being the new kid in town usually meant unwanted attention, and having to fight to defend yourself.
“You’d blend in as a means of safety,” he recalls. “Now that I’ve grown up, I’ve shed those insecurities. I realized my identity is a blend of different hats, different shoes, different pants.”
Today, we’re pleased to bring you an exclusive first-listen to one of those brand new tracks. Reminiscent of an old Rolling Stones tune, the rocking “Pontiac” is primarily about Ryan’s wife Anna, harkening back to the days when they first met and the wild early years they spent on the road together.
American Love Song, Bingham’s 6th studio album, is set to hit shelves on February 15th.
Alongside, American Love Song, Bingham is readying his own music festival called The Western outside of Austin, Texas. The inaugural festival kicks off April 12-13, featuring performances from Colter Wall, Old 97s, Jamestown Revival, The Wild Feathers and more.
A special Campfire Jam performance + dinner prepared by BBQ pit master Billy Durney of Hometown BBQ in Brooklyn will also be part of exclusive soft open before the main festival event.
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