Blood Concord Information, 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 keenness, shimmering with a reality that displays the tough realities of life as effectively 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 important distinction on this album — right here, Hause delves right into a extra fictional kind of storytelling to create what he phrases “post-apocalyptic Americana.”
Main the gathering is the breezy ‘Hazard Lights.’ The monitor ruminates on Hause’s sobriety and the temptation that exists when he’s round buddies who nonetheless imbibe. Although there’s a specificity to these lyrics, they’re simply relevant to different conditions as effectively.
“That feeling of getting the hazard lights on,” says Hause, “it’s simply uncertainty. I’m form 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 bought to determine what to do subsequent.”
Hearken to “Hazard Lights” – BELOW:
Dave Hause has additionally introduced his return to the UK later this yr, for 2 particular acoustic album preview reveals in London and Manchester – for extra info 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 Information label, the forthcoming album shakes up expectations whereas on the identical 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, world warming and a crumbling American democracy with the information that he was to turn out to be a father. Most lately, on 2021’s Blood Concord, Hause wrote and sang in regards to the optimistic impression of getting twins, and of the enjoyment and pleasure of having the ability to be at dwelling with them for the primary couple of years of the pandemic. With Drive It Like It’s Stolen, nevertheless, Hause’s fears and anxiousness of being a mother or father 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 20 years sooner or later and ‘Rattling Private’, a boisterous blue-collar anthem about misplaced buddies 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 track about each a life lived and one nonetheless being lived and ‘The Vulture’, a track that harks again to the defiance that dominated Kick however which is recast along with his youngsters in thoughts, cements the thematic shift Hause is making on this report. These songs should 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 need to be regular, you need to be at a baseball follow or taking your youngsters to gymnastics or no matter it’s. You don’t need 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 turn out to be fodder for songs — I would like my creativity to be the fodder for songs.”
With this explicit automotive journey, 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 journey.
Drive It Like It’s Stolen monitor itemizing:
Low-cost Seats (New Years Day, NYC, 2042)
Drive It Like It’s Stolen