1ST SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM OUT IN MAY 2021
If you need a pick me up, Canadian country roots group The Blake Reid Band will put a smile on your face and leave you with positive vibes aplenty on their new single ‘Penny’, out now on all digital platforms.
‘Penny’ is the 1st single from The Blake Reid Band’s new album Another Way Home set for release in May 2021. The follow-up to Reid’s 2015 solo album Rust, Another Way Home finds the Calgary-based singer/songwriter boldly crafting a new Americana-focused sound with his most trusted collaborators, resulting in a blend of roof-raising anthems and heart-wrenching ballads. ‘Penny’ is the perfect summation of Reid’s new direction – authentic Americana set against a modern approach to classic bluegrass and gospel themes.
“‘Penny’ is about silencing the world and finding a way to be lost in a single moment,” says Blake Reid. “To navigate life’s storms sometimes, we need to crack a bottle of wine, gather good friends, and completely open our hearts. I’ve learned that the moments when love trumps money are the ones that I hold on to. When your heart leads, pennies are insignificant.”
After basic tracks were laid down at Nashville’s Sound Emporium with producer Aben Eubanks (Kelly Clarkson) and some of Music City’s finest players, Another Way Home was polished off in Calgary with the full Blake Reid Band line-up displaying their dynamic chemistry forged during a solid year of touring.
Reid says, “As this is the debut album for the Blake Reid Band, the idea for the album’s direction, writing and song selection was to return to our roots. We chose to title the album Another Way Home, because it’s really about that—finding a different route to our centre, both personally and musically.”
The Blake Reid Band’s new album is actually the continuation of the No Roads In documentary project, directed by Josh Wong and released in 2017 to International acclaim. Based on the simple premise of capturing the band over a week of recording at an abandoned house in the middle of a thousand acres of prairie wheat fields, the film is a moving exploration of the creative process, and a celebration of the pure thrill that comes from making music with close friends. Another Way Home includes six songs also featured in No Roads In, re-recorded in the studio, but with the same intention.
Blake Reid Band’s new single ‘Penny’ is available now on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services worldwide. For more information, please visit: blakereidband.com