Bluegrass powerhouse William Apostol—better known as Billy Strings—has shared the debut single from his forthcoming HOME studio album, which is due out on September 27th via Rounder Records.
The new single titled, “Taking Water”, hears Strings open the song with a flurry of mixed notation and ambient string noises before the music finds order at the 0:28-second mark. The warm sounds of a banjo and acoustic guitar take the listener into a mid-tempo pace while Strings shares reflections of his past with the listener in singing, “Nothing left but memories/Of things I still can’t stand to see/There’s an empty spot in me/Where my hometown used to be.”
The song was co-produced by Glenn Brown, who is known for work alongside artists including Greensky Bluegrass.
Listen to the lead track from String’s upcoming album in full below.
Billy Strings – “Taking Water”
[Video: Billy Strings]
Strings will make appearances at a mix of festivals around the country throughout the remainder of summer with some of his own headline dates sprinkled into the schedule before his fall tour begins on September 5th with a pair of shows at Atlanta’s Terminal West.
Head to Strings’ website for tickets and upcoming show info.
1. “Taking Water”
2. “Must Be Seven”
4. “Away From the Mire”
6 “Watch It Fall”
7. “Long Forgotten Dream”
8. “Highway Hypnosis”
9. “Enough to Leave”
10. “Hollow Heart”
11. “Love Like Me”
12″ Everything’s the Same”
13. “Guitar Peace”
Billy Strings – HOME Artwork
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