Americana country duo Surrender Hill have announced that their third studio album, Tore Down Fences, is coming next week on Friday, Feb. 2. The album features the new song "Misbehave", which you can watch a live performance of by playing the video above.
Tore Down Fences is a swift follow-up to the duo's previous album Right Here, Right Now, which was released just last year. Not only is it a quick turnaround between records, but it was also a quick recording process; according to the press release, singer-songwriters Robin Dean Salmon and Afton Seekins were able to lay down all 13 tracks on the new record in just two days. The pair split both songwriting duties and vocal responsibilities on Tore Down Fences, while enlisting the help of several fellow musicians to finish out the sound.
Lyrically, the baker's dozen of new songs represents a shift for Surrender Hill, in that they're taking some of the shine off their music and digging into some of the darker corners of their life experiences.
"This new record is interesting because we've been together long enough, both personally and professionally, to start exploring some of the darkness from our lives before we got together," Salmon said in the album's press release. "We're focusing on how great it feels to be past that. There's still a lot of love on this album, but it comes from a darker point of view. It's about what we went through, what we did, and what we overcame."
That's reflected in some of the song titles, like "Misbehave," "Up In Flames" and "Ghosts That Fill The Room." If country music is all about storytelling, then Surrender Hill's third album is set to tell a story that's a bit rougher around the edges. Country music fans and those who like albums with a little bite will want to give Tore Down Fences a listen when it arrives next week.
In addition to the album release, Surrender Hill have planned a number of live performance dates in support of their new record. Below are their currently announced tour dates, with more information available here:
Feb. 10 - Talking Rock, GA - Chateau Meichtry Vineyards
Feb. 20 - Cave Creek, AZ - Janey's Coffee Co.
Feb. 21 - Page Springs, AZ - Page Springs Cellars
Feb. 22 - Page Springs, AZ - Page Springs Cellars
March 02 - Sedona, AZ - Vino de Sedona
March 08 - Wimberly, TX - Linda's Fine Foods
March 09 - Comfort, TX - Hill Country Distillers
March 10 - Fredericksburg, TX - Fiesta Winery
March 11 - Hye, TX - William Chris Vineyards
For more on Surrender Hill, visit their official website.