Evan Honer Announces Sophomore Record ‘Fighting For,’ Releases Relatable Lead Single “Easier”

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Harrison Hargrave

In its current state, music is impacted so much by social media.

There are tons of artists who have experienced viral moments over the past several years, and many of whom have quickly amassed large followings. As a result, plenty of young artists have been unexpectedly thrusted into a national spotlight, whether that stardom was their original intention or not.

Arizona native and Nashville based singer-songwriter Evan Honer falls squarely into this camp, having experienced the impact of virality while still just a college student with the release of “Jersey Giant” alongside frequent collaborator Julia DiGrazia. An incredible cover of Tyler Childers’ unreleased fan favorite, the single has since accumulated well over 50 million streams on Spotify alone, and before he knew it, Honer found himself in the throes of a jumpstarted career in music.

Just four months or so later, on the same day he graduated college and without having had the opportunity to take a step back and truly realize what was happening, Honer kept the momentum going with the release of his impressive and well-received debut record West On I-10. Continuing to rack up the streams, followers, and fans, Honer was quickly making a name for himself with his genre-bending sound and introspective lyricism that twenty-somethings across the globe could inevitably relate to.

Now, a year later, and after having had time to reflect on the whirlwind he experienced within the first several months of releasing music, Honer is ready to embark on the next phase in his career, announcing his highly anticipated sophomore project and an extensive tour that will bring his music to stages across the US, Canada, and Europe for the first time.

Titled Fighting For, Honer’s next album grapples with the monumental change he has endured on the heels of his viral single and debut album, the struggles of being thrown head first into the music industry as 23 year old, and most importantly, the innate uncertainty that comes with growing up and learning to navigate the difficult world of adulthood.

Scheduled to be released on June 7 via his own label Cloverdale Records, Fighting For is bound to resonate with listeners everywhere this summer:

In tandem with the album announcement, Honer released his brand new single “Easier” that succinctly reflects many of the aforementioned themes of the record and kicks off the next stage in his budding career.

Check it out here:

“When does it get easier, I’m still alone
Everything that meant something to me, I’ve already thrown it away
When does it get easier, I’m still a mess
I thought by 23 I’d be making less mistakes
My mind would regulate then I’d finally leave this place”

In addition to “Easier,” the Fighting For tracklist features several singles that Honer has released over the past year or so since his debut album, along with plenty of new content that is sure to further prove the notion that Honer is one of the most promising songwriters in this new class of artists taking the scene by storm.

Fighting For Tracklist:

“Nowhere Fast”
“I Figured We’d Go Dancin’
“Mr Meyers”
“Take Me As I Come” ft. Wyatt Flores
“I Hope That’s All You Need”
“Empty On The Inside”
“Wake Up, Come Down”
“Greetings from Tulsa Oklahoma”
“Losing Faith”
“A Thousand Times”
“Someone You Don’t Know” ft. Julia DiGrazia
“idk shit about cars”
“Fighting For”
“Take The Sunrise”

And as I mentioned previously Honer recently announced his first major headlining tour. It goes without saying, but you’re going to want to catch one of these shows and hear these songs live if he comes to your city.

Evan Honer Tour Dates

4/26 – The Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA=

4/27 – MerleFest – Wilkesboro, NC~

5/2 – Green Room at the Academy – Dublin, IRL

5/4 – Stereo – Glasgow, SCT

5/6 – Colours Hoxton – London, UK

5/7 – The Slaughtered Lamb – London, UK

5/8 – TivoliVrederburg – Utrecht, NL

5/10 – Cosmopolite Scene – Oslo, NO

5/12 – Bar Brooklyn – Stockholm, SWE

6/1 – BackCountry Festival – Garnerville, NY~

6/29 – Endless Sunshine – Denver, CO~

7/19 – The Barrelhouse Ballroom – Chattanooga, TN*

7/20 – The Music Farm – Charleston, SC*

7/22 – The Social – Orlando, FL*

7/23 – Floridian Social Club – St. Petersburg, FL*

7/26 – Saturn – Birmingham, LA*

7/27 – Bragg Jam Music Festival – Macon, GA~

7/28 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC*

9/6 – Grey Eagle Music Hall – Asheville, NC^

9/7 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA^

9/9 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS^

9/10 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR^

9/13 – Deep Ellum Art Company – Dallas, TX^

9/14 – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX^

9/16 – Last Concert Cafe – Houston, TX^

9/17 – Paper Tiger – San Antonia, TX^

9/20-21 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ!

9/24 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO+

9/26 – recordBar – Kansas City, MO+

9/28 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI+

9/29 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN+

9/30 – The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company – Fargo, ND+

10/3 – The Rialto – Bozeman, MT+

10/4 – Shrine Balroom – Boise, ID+

10/5 – RedWest Fest – Salt Lake City, UT~

10/7 – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO#

10/9 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO#

10/10 – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH#

10/14 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT#

10/15 – Horsehose Tavern – Toronto, ON#

10/17 – El Club – Detroit, MI#

10/18 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH#

12/1 – Hi-Fi Indy – Indianapolis, IN%

12/3 – Spirit Hall – Pittsburgh, PA%

~festival date

=w/ support from Bo Staloch

*w/ support from Leon Majcen

^w/ support from Wells Ferrari

!w/ support from Jacob Wright

+w/ support from Thomas Rowland

#w/ support from Brendan Walter

%w/ Julia DiGrazia

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