BLACKBERRY SMOKE reveal new track, Hey Delilah New studio album, You Hear Georgia arrives 28 May 202119th March 2021
Today BLACKBERRY SMOKE revealed another new track, Hey Delilah taken from their hotly anticipated seventh studio album, You Hear Georgia, which is set for release on 28 May via 3 Legged Records/Thirty Tigers.
Talking about Hey Delilah, frontman & guitarist Charlie Starr tell us, “It’s a good old scary Bible story with a New Orleans groove. Delilah has a cellphone now, though.” Check out the video below and pre-save or purchase the track here.
Last month, the Atlanta, Georgia-based band unveiled the album’s title track, which you can check out here. You can also pre-order the album, with a red/yellow marbled limited edition vinyl exclusively available at UK indie stores, as well as bundles and a red edition at the European D2C Store.
Across the collection’s ten new songs, BLACKBERRY SMOKE continue to embody their native Georgia’s rich musical legacy as they have for the past two decades, honouring the people, places and sounds of their home state. With the addition of producer Dave Cobb, a fellow Georgian, the new album pays homage to the band’s deep respect for their roots.
This new album sees fresh members joining the band’s touring ranks, with Benji Shanks bringing additional guitars and Preston Holcomb joining on percussion. The new album also features special guest appearances from Jamey Johnson (Lonesome For A Livin’) and Warren Haynes (All Rise Again), as well as background vocals from The Black Bettys.
You Hear Georgia follows the release of 2018’s critically acclaimed Find A Light, which debuted at #12 on the Official UK Album Chart and arrived as the best-selling Country & Americana/Folk album in the USA, entering at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Album chart and #2 on the Billboard Americana/Folk chart.
Following the release of Find A Light, BLACKBERRY SMOKE embarked on three additional projects – a live album & concert film, Homecoming: Live In Atlanta, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Album Sales chart, a 6-song acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions and Live From Capricorn Sound Studios, an EP of six cover songs with special ties to the historic Georgia studio. Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, the band kept busy with four livestream ‘Pandemic Jam’ online events, enabling them to share their music with fans across the globe. Expect plans for BLACKBERRY SMOKE‘s 2021 touring in due course.
In addition to their work as musicians, BLACKBERRY SMOKE remain committed to charitable work and have raised nearly $500,000 to benefit children’s cancer research.
YOU HEAR GEORGIA track listing;
1. Live It Down
2. You Hear Georgia
3. Hey Delilah
4. Ain’t The Same
5. Lonesome For A Livin’ (feat. Jamey Johnson)
6. All Rise Again (feat. Warren Haynes)
7. Old Enough To Know
9. All Over The Road
10. Old Scarecrow
BLACKBERRY SMOKE are:
Charlie Starr – Lead vocals/Guitar
Paul Jackson – Guitar/B.vox
Richard Turner – Bass/B.vox
Brandon Still – Keyboards
Brit Turner – Drums/Percussion
Benji Shanks – Guitar (touring)
Preston Holcomb – Percussion (touring)
For more information, please visit the band’s website: www.blackberrysmoke.com.