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Platinum-selling singer, songwriter, musician, and producer David Shaw has released his new single “Got Me Feeling Good” and officially revealed the details for his debut self-titled solo album, due out Friday, May 7th via his own imprint Yokoko Records in partnership with C3 Records. PRESS HERE to check out the announcement and exclusive interview with Billboard. Staying true to his rock roots, the latest offering from Shaw’s album “Got Me Feeling Good” is an uplifting anthem about finding joy and passion during difficult times as buoyant, layered harmonies swirl over a flurry of guitar-plucking and contagious drum beats. PRESS HERE to download/stream.
David Shaw is available now to pre-order on CD and vinyl at David’s webstore; album and merch bundles are also available – PRESS HERE.
“On many levels it feels like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders and a great metamorphosis has taken place,” Shaw shares about his debut solo album. “The whole process was a bit like wandering around in a forest during those special twilight hours with the sense that something good is just beyond the horizon. I’m just elated that the ride to get there was just as satisfying as the place itself. I’m excited for all of my beloved fans to get a further glimpse into who I am as an artist but most importantly who I am as a person. They’ve always been a part of me and I want them to know that this album is a part of them too.”
On “Got Me Feeling Good,” he adds, “It’s a feel-good party tune, plain and simple. It’s such a heavy time in our world and I think people don’t always have the bandwidth right now for heavy. I know I don’t. Put something on that makes me feel good. That’s what I want, and that’s what I was going for with this song.”
Shaw has also announced a collection of NFT offerings via Fanaply to coincide with the album’s release. Among the limited-edition items are the album cover art designed by Mike Tallman of Add Noise Studios as well as three tiers (standard, silver, gold) of custom tarot card art for each song on the album by artist Priscilla Frank. All items were animated by Andrew Carey and initial purchase of each token will include a physical copy of the David Shaw album on vinyl. Tokens are available now – PRESS HERE to claim.
Shaw’s forthcoming 12-track LP, produced by Jack Splash (4-time Grammy award-winning producer of Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys, Solange, Valerie June, St Paul and The Broken Bones), showcases his true self, exemplifying his hard-working and courageous nature as he placed a renewed focus on self-care and personal growth. Using music as medicine and noticing something within himself that, as he says, he “needed to water,” Shaw began to create a new personal equilibrium in his life. Listening solely to his own creative impulses, Shaw constructed a studio in his backyard where the songs took shape, and he recorded them at The Parlor Recording Studio in his home base of New Orleans. Accompanying Shaw on his solo release is an ensemble of talented musicians and friends including Neal Francis [vocals/guitar], PJ Howard [drums], Mike Starr [bass], and Chris Gelbuda [guitar].
“Got Me Feeling Good” marks the fifth offering Shaw has released off his self-titled album, following his recent singles “Heavy Soul” and “Shivers” and the previously released tracks “Shaken” and “Promised Land,” which have collectively been streamed over half a million times. With his new music, The Revivalists front man and enigmatic talent follows the direction of his own internal compass as a solo artist, riling up his raw rock ‘n’ roll impulses as he opens up like never before as a lyricist, poet, and storyteller. Fusing classic guitar licks with an infectious riff, the stirring “Heavy Soul” is about fighting for what you feel is right, while piano ballad “Shivers” is a tender reminder that love can save us from the chaos around us. Rollicking lead single “Shaken” is an anthem about embracing your fears and insecurities and rising above them, that quickly climbed Triple A Radio, and soaring statement “Promised Land” addresses systemic injustice and inequality. Full track listing for David Shaw below.
Shaw initially planted the seeds for his new solo songs as he toured behind The Revivalists’ 2018 acclaimed album Take Good Care, playing to sold-out venues and their biggest festival crowds to date (including opening for The Rolling Stones). In addition to their platinum breakout single “Wish I Knew You” and four studio albums, the chart-topping band has racked up 525 million global streams, numerous Alternative and Triple A chart hits including several #1s, and major media recognition and TV appearances including Austin City Limits, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and TODAY. Shaw also spearheaded the creation of The Revivalists’ Rev Causes, the band’s philanthropic umbrella fund which supports the essential work of organizations handpicked by the band dedicated to reviving and investing in our communities, health, and environment. These organizations include Center for Disaster Philanthropy, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Songs for Kids Foundation, Upturn Arts, Everytown for Gun Safety, and more. As a proud Ohio native, David also created, produces, and hosts the Big River Get Down in Hamilton, OH, – an annual two-night concert event that gives back to the ongoing renaissance of his hometown, donating all proceeds to the City of Hamilton’s 4th of July fireworks and RiversEdge Concert Series.