Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real’s highly anticipated new album, A Few Stars Apart, is out now on Fantasy Records. Stream/purchase HERE.
Produced by Grammy Award winning producer Dave Cobb, A Few Stars Apart is a testament to finding a human connection: between close family and friends, as well as one’s own heart. The album was inspired by the stillness Nelson found while riding out the beginning of the pandemic with his family in Texas and was recorded with the full band live on eight-track tape over three weeks at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A. Across the record’s eleven new songs, Nelson reveals what it means to come home again, to be still, and to find community—and yourself. In conjunction with the album, which is already receiving widespread praise, a special performance video for the title track is debuting today—watch/share HERE.
Critical acclaim for A Few Stars Apart:
“His best album yet…Nelson’s most compact, streamlined, and focused album yet.” —Rolling Stone
“Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real instil hope for a reconnected future after uncovering what it means to come home again”—American Songwriter
“The band moves fluidly from one sound to another, so you don’t really know what’s coming next. You only know it will be good, and it’s likely to put a smile on your face.”—PopMatters
“Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real shine bright on A Few Stars Apart…lyrically luscious and flowing with cadence”—Riff Magazine
“Demonstrates that slowing down to re-evaluate your life, whether you planned to or not, is time well spent…these good-natured melodies amble by with peaceful ease”—Holler
“I’m from what one might say is the ultimate road family—I’ve been on the road my entire life,” shares Nelson. “I’ve never been anywhere longer than three months, and suddenly here we are, the four of us together. And thank god we were together. I can’t remember the last time we had that much time together as a family. We had a lot of really important bonding that happened during that time. And I have to say, as terrible as the pandemic has been in so many ways, for my inner peace, I was able to take a lot of good from this time. I was able to pause and reflect.”
He continues, “It took me a really long time to come back to the home in my heart. In a physical sense, that’s Texas and Hawaii. But in a spiritual sense as well—I think I finally decided not to run from who I am and who I am destined to be. First and foremost, that’s a songwriter. That’s what this record means to me. There’s a story being told through the whole record. A story about connection and coming home.”
In celebration of the new music, the band will return to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on June 22 and will perform a series of special album release shows in the US later this month at Boulder’s Fox Theatre (June 16), Chicago’s Martyrs (June 19), Nashville’s Basement East (June 23) and Austin’s Antone’s (June 26). The band will also perform at the Grand Ole Opry on June 22. Full details can be found at www.lukasnelson.com/tour. The band’s full 2021 headline tour will be announced soon.
Based in Texas, Promise of the Real is: Lukas Nelson (lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano), Anthony LoGerfo (drums, percussion, tambourine), Corey McCormick (bass guitar, upright bass, Mellotron, vocals), Tato Melgar (percussion) and Logan Metz (piano, Wurlitzer, B3 organ, lap steel, banjo, Mellotron, vocals). Since their debut over a decade ago, the acclaimed band have toured relentlessly playing countless sold-out one-night shows and festivals around the world and occasionally serving as Neil Young’s road band. Nelson also co-produced the music for 2018’s lauded A Star Is Born film in addition to appearing in the film with the band and went on to win a BAFTA Award for Best Original Music and a GRAMMY Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for his work.
A FEW STARS APART TRACKLIST
1. We’ll Be Alright
2. Perennial Bloom (Back To You)
3. Throwin’ Away Your Love
4. A Few Stars Apart
5. No Reason
6. Leave ‘Em Behind
7. Wildest Dream
8. Giving You Away
9. Hand Me A Light
10. More Than We Can Handle
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL CONFIRMED US TOUR DATES
June 16—Boulder, CO—Fox Theatre
June 19—Chicago, IL—Martyrs
June 22—Nashville, TN—Grand Ole Opry
June 23—Nashville, TN—Basement East
June 26—Austin, TX—Antone’s
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