It’s already a great Wednesday, because Drayton Farley dropped a brand new single.
The up-and-coming Alabama artist previously announced his third record Twenty on High and put out the lead single, “Norfolk Blues.”
And today, he released the second single from his first full-production studio album called “Above My Head,” which finds Drayton thinking about his music dreams and everything he’s sacrificed to make it a reality.
Of the new tune, he says he wrote it when reflecting on some of the doubts that begin to creep in after many long days and nights grinding it out on the road:
“When writing ‘Above My Head’ I was reflecting on my chase of the dream and dealing with all the doubt.
All the long nights, the dragging days, the time spent away from home, and all of the hard work that goes into making a dream become reality. You start reaching goals and rolling on but all while watching the time slip by along the way.
You wrestle with the fact that nothing is forever, and all the time spent won’t be coming back around. Learning how to do what you can and to keep what you’ve been doing it for.”
Farley most recently released his Walk Home EP last year, as he trekked across the country with a very active touring schedule, growing his fanbase very organically and doing it the right way.
This new record was produced by Sadler Vaden (who produced Morgan Wade’s incredible 2021 Reckless album), and the tracklist features 10 original songs.
The album will be out everywhere on March 3rd… mark your calendars, people.
“Above My Head”
Twenty On High tracklist:
1. Stop the Clock
2. Norfolk Blues
3. Wasted Youth
4. Above My Head
5. Twenty on High
6. Something Wrong (Inside My Head)
7. Devil’s In NOLA
8. How to Feel Again
9. The Alabama Moon
10. All My Yesterdays Have
And speaking of Drayton’s extensive tour schedule, check out his confirmed dates for 2023 and make sure you get out to a show and see him live if he’ll be making a stop anywhere near you.
Confirmed 2023 tour dates:
February 28—Pompano Beach, FL—Pompano Beach Amphitheater*
March 3—Lexington, KY—The Burl
March 4—Pineville, KY—Bell Theater
Mach 5—Nashville, TN—3rd & Lindsley
March 18—Columbia, SC—St. Pat’s in Five Points 2023
April 2—Wilmington, DE—The Queen+
April 4—Norfolk, VA—The NorVa+
April 5—Richmond, VA—The National+
April 7—Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater+
April 8—Wilmington, NC—Greenfield Lake Amphitheater+
April 9—Charleston, SC—The Refinery+
April 11—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre+
April 12—Tallahassee, FL—The Moon+
April 14—McCaysville, GA—Tooneys^
April 15—Helena, AL—Old Town Live
April 16—Destin, FL—Club LA+
April 18—New Orleans, LA—Joy Theater+
April 19—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall+
April 20—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s+
July 14—Whitefish, MT—Under The Big Sky Festival
*supporting Willie Nelson
+supporting Lukas Nelson & POTR
^supporting 49 Winchester