February 5, 2023
Credit score: Jesse DeFlorio

Blood Concord Data, Soundly Music and acclaimed Philadelphia-bred singer-songwriter Dave Hause are excited to announce the Friday, April 28 launch of Drive It Like It’s Stolen, Hause’s sixth full-length solo album. Produced by Will Hoge, Drive It Like It’s Stolen options 10 songs that overflow with Hause’s trademark urgency and fervour, shimmering with a fact that displays the tough realities of life as properly the intermittent jolts of pleasure that punctuate it.

Earnest and heartfelt, uncooked and actual as something he’s ever written earlier than, there’s additionally a refined but vital distinction on this album — right here, Hause delves right into a extra fictional sort of storytelling to create what he phrases “post-apocalyptic Americana.”

Main the gathering is the breezy ‘Hazard Lights.’ The observe ruminates on Hause’s sobriety and the temptation that exists when he’s round mates who nonetheless imbibe. Although there’s a specificity to these lyrics, they’re simply relevant to different conditions as properly.

“That feeling of getting the hazard lights on,” says Hause, “it’s simply uncertainty. I’m type of simply pulled over right here. I don’t know the place I’m going, I do know the place I’ve been, the hazard lights are blinking, so please don’t hit me as a result of I’ve obtained to determine what to do subsequent.”

Take heed to “Hazard Lights” – BELOW:

Dave Hause has additionally introduced his return to the UK later this 12 months, for 2 particular acoustic album preview reveals in London and Manchester – for extra data and tickets, go to davehause.com:

twenty second March 2023 – Manchester, Deaf Institute

twenty fourth March 2023 – London, Omeara

The third launch on the Hause brothers’ personal Blood Concord Data label, the forthcoming album shakes up expectations whereas on the similar time builds off the sound and status the celebrated songwriter has established for himself over the previous decade or so and presents a brand new, inventive shift in songwriting and scope.

2013’s Devour was a response to his divorce from his first spouse, whereas 2019’s Kick noticed him sort out hope, despair, international warming and a crumbling American democracy with the information that he was to grow to be a father. Most not too long ago, on 2021’s Blood Concord, Hause wrote and sang concerning the constructive impression of getting twins, and of the enjoyment and pleasure of having the ability to be at house with them for the primary couple of years of the pandemic. With Drive It Like It’s Stolen, nevertheless, Hause’s fears and nervousness of being a guardian in modern-day America — alongside along with his ever-developing worldview — is explored all through its 10 transferring songs.

From the album’s haunting and ominous opener, ‘Low-cost Seats (New Yr’s Day, NYC, 2042)’, a dream of escape from a ravaged New York Metropolis set twenty years sooner or later and ‘Rattling Private’, a boisterous blue-collar anthem about misplaced mates that’s charged with electrical emotion to “chainsaweyes” and “lashingout,” two tracks that merge private anxieties with common horrors, Drive It Like It’s Stolen presents a weary and apocalyptic quasi-reality that examines the brand new American metropolis, parenthood, and our particular person locations in society, post-pandemic.

Elsewhere, ‘Tarnish’, a tune about each a life lived and one nonetheless being lived and ‘The Vulture’, a tune that harks again to the defiance that dominated Kick however which is recast along with his kids in thoughts, cements the thematic shift Hause is making on this document. These songs should still be for Hause, however they’re more and more much less about him.

“My life is getting more and more much less attention-grabbing,” he smiles. “And that’s by design. You wish to be regular, you wish to be at a baseball apply or taking your youngsters to gymnastics or no matter it’s. You don’t wish to essentially be staring into the abyss on a regular basis and making an attempt to find out your existential weight. I don’t need my life to grow to be fodder for songs — I need my creativity to be the fodder for songs.”

With this explicit automobile experience, then, Hause is en path to an entire new world. Whether or not actual or imagined or a mix of each, it’s time to buckle up for the experience.

Drive It Like It’s Stolen

Drive It Like It’s Stolen observe itemizing:

Low-cost Seats (New Years Day, NYC, 2042)

Pedal Down

Rattling Private



Hazard Lights

Drive It Like It’s Stolen



The Vulture


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