After raising over $10,000 with a successful #FundTheFolk Indiegogo campaign, Nashville-based Americana/Folk outfit Roanoke [for fans of The Civil Wars, The Head and the Heart, The Lumineers] have announced the official release date of their debut self-titled album, set for 5/13/16.
Until Roanoke's debut self-titled album drops on 5/13/16, check out a live video of "Heavy Goodbyes" below!
Roanoke is an album filled with modern yet vintage tunes that make the audience sit and listen to a back-porch tale in true Americana fashion. The stories told in Roanoke are relatable, real-life tales of struggles, adventure, love, and heartbreak, such as "Heavy Goodbyes," which is about coming to terms with having to leave someone you love, or the deep message in "Jordan" which touches on struggles with faith. Roanoke set out to send their audience through a wave of emotions with this album, not just sadness or melancholy. Roanoke also features fun, upbeat tracks about love and adventure. Here is what the band has to say about their debut album release:
"Our hearts and souls are in this record. We wanted to tell a story, for people to become a part of that story, and we believe folks are really going to connect with these songs. From the harmonies to the instrumentation, even how certain tracks were recorded, this album was crafted by us to be as evocative as possible. This is our first record, our introduction to the world, and a chance to make our unique mark on a rapidly growing genre. We are thrilled to finally get our music into the hands and ears of our fans, and anyone who appreciates honest songs performed with compassion and unbridled spirit." - Roanoke