FRETLAND’S debut self-titled album is out everywhere today. After what seemed like several lifetimes, the band is releasing their first studio record. Heading into release week, the band is top 5 most added in the Americana Radio Charts. On the streaming side, the band has 350K+ streams on already released tracks, all before their first album even dropped. Ahead of the release, Fretland received praise from outlets like American Songwriter, Americana Highways, Atwood Magazine, Billboard, The Bluegrass Situation, The Boot and many more.
The world today is not as the band had originally imagined when they first announced the new album back in the fall of 2019. None of that matters though. The sweetheart of a band has managed to win over the hearts of so many and has found early success with a tight-knit and supportive fanbase.
The family quilt of Americana music is long and well worn. With stitches that took hold hundreds of years ago, the legacy of forlorn lyrics sung over spare, twinkling instrumentation depicting long nights, whiskey glasses and love that too often walks out the door extends further than any can remember. And it will continue well past anyone kicking up mud today. But with each passing sunset, we can see new patches added to the legacy. And the next name to be sewn in is FRETLAND.
The band plays songs that dash over hills, harmonize with the breeze and coax honey from tall trees. Founded by Hillary Grace Fretland, the group also includes the tasteful Jake Haber and subtle Luke Francis on bass and guitar and Kenny Bates on drums. FRETLAND’s self-titled, 11-track debut album is out everywhere now.
Have Another Beer
Must Have Been Wild
Black & Gold
I Still Care
Fourth of July
Say it Well
*Fretland was engineered by Nich Wilbur (Angel Olsen, Black Belt Eagle Scout) and mixed by Trevor Spencer (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes).