Every now and again, an artist that is already vital in their genre will take a complete 180º turn with their music and flex new creative muscles. That’s exactly what Ohio-based rock band Beartooth delivered with the folk and country music-inspired The Blackbird Session EP. The release arrives today, September 13, at all DSPs via Red Bull Records. Get it HERE.
Fans can watch the documentary, which tracks the process and progress of creating The Blackbird Session EP, HERE.
The Blackbird Session EP reveals a fresh sound from the band — never seen and/or heard by fans — featuring twangy, stripped-down, and acoustic renderings of songs from Beartooth’s latest album Disease, out now via Red Bull Records. It is an ambitious and artistic left turn for Beartooth, exploring lead singer Caleb Shomo‘s musical roots. While not an indicator of what fans should expect on future releases, The Blackbird Session EP does show the depth and breadth of the band’s songwriting and mastery in instrumentation.
Presented in video format, Beartooth recorded The Blackbird Session EP at the famed Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Blackbird is owned by John McBride, an iconic producer and engineer in country music who has worked with artists such as Garth Brooks and Martina McBride, as well as pop titans Train. The idea of metal band Beartooth recording a stripped-down, folk-inspired album at Blackbird was a project welcomed by McBride, who encouraged the band to record and served as guest engineer for the EP.
Touring the US this winter with A Day To Remember and I Prevail, Beartooth will be setting off on a headline European tour in 2020.
UK 2020 HEADLINE DATES
24/2 — Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
25/2 — Glasgow, UK – SWG3
26/2 — Nottingham, UK – Rock City
28/2 — Manchester, UK – Academy
29/2 — London, UK – Roundhouse