Singer/songwriter Elvie Shane has announced that he will release his sophomore album ‘Damascus’ on 19th April. Shane co-wrote all but one of the songs on the project produced by his frequent collaborator, Oscar Charles.
Speaking about his upcoming release, Shane said: “I feel like I’ve grown a lot since ‘Backslider’. I’ve attained just about everything I ever dreamed of…seen the world and made a living with music. I’ve been on top and back down in the mud. In that travel and experience, I’ve paid close attention to people more than anything. I’ve seen a lot of struggle, but in that struggle I found common ground and inspiration. ‘Damascus’ is a record that aims to pick a fight with what holds people down. Normal every day Blue Collar America…my people. These are not all my stories, but they are all stories I believe to be true. But ‘What do I Know.’”
He’s given listeners a taste of the project with releases of ‘Baptized’, ‘Jonesin’’ and ‘Forgotten Man’, with the latter dubbed “an ode to blue-collar workers that exposes the heart-aching realities of the working class” and with his latest track “Pill,” critics praised its gripping honesty as it “further cements Shane as a new voice of the damaged, addicted, and lost in country music”.
Building his reputation as an artist “that would do Merle Haggard proud”, Elvie Shane reminds us that we’re more alike than different with “What Do I Know,” written by Shane, Oscar Charles, Dan Couch and Jonathan Sherwood. Full of lived-in honesty and fundamental truths, Shane puts his gritty, powerful vocals on display with a mid-tempo version of his classic country-rock sound.
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