“All I Needed,” but make it acoustic?
American Aquarium frontman BJ Barham posted a stripped back acoustic video of the new song, and needless to say, it’s fantastic.
“All I Needed” is the lead single from their forthcoming album, Chicamacomico, and was co-written by BJ along with Carl Anderson. The studio version also features vocals from Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers, which is pretty cool.
Though BJ already said the new album will include a lot of dark, sad songs (which are his forte), this one is definitely a drive around with your windows down, fun summer song.
And according to the lengthy caption he also posted on Instagram, it sounds like it’s doing pretty damn well so far… you love to see it:
“Our new single ‘All I Needed’ has been out in the world a little more than a week now and the response has been overwhelming. Here’s a few of the highlights.
-100k+ streams on Spotify
-28k+ video views on YouTube
-#1 most added single at AAA/Americana Radio
-debuted at #39 on the Americana Music Charts in it’s first week.
Thanks for all the love, support and kind words y’all have shown this thing. Can’t wait for y’all to hear this record in its entirety. Keep spreading the good word and thanks for listening.
Massive thanks to the following stations for being the first to take a chance on this song straight out of the gate- KBSO, KDHX, KFWR, KHYI, KRCB, KUSH, SiriusXM Outlaw Country, WCLY, WCNI, WDVX, WETS, WFPK, WHRV, WMNF, WMOT, WNEX, WOUB, WQBR, WUIN, WVMO, KZUM, WFHB & WXPR.
Our ninth studio album CHICAMACOMICO will be available everywhere on 6/10 via @losingsiderecords. Preorder your copy at the link in the bio.”
Their 9th studio album will be released on June 10th.
The studio version: