Throw Ryan Adams and Gregory Alan Isakov’s vocals with Sufjan Stevens’ instrumentation in a mixing bowl, whisk it together, and out would come indie folk artist, B.R. Lively. A self-taught singer and multi-instrumentalist, Lively has always longed for a simplified and quiet lifestyle, and last summer, he finally took the leap. Escaping the noise that surrounded him, Lively sold the majority of his belongings, purchased a 1991 Winnebago by the name of Joanie, and made his way across the country.
The new environment and unplugged life led to a journey of self discovery and allowed Lively to create music that was extremely personal. While on the road, Lively hit the studio to record his first solo album titled Into The Blue, which will be released on October 6. An 11-track album inspired by human connection and the therapeutic rush of the open road, Into The Blue was recorded at Treefort Studios with producer Gordy Quist (Band of Heathens frontman) and chronicles a journey of growth, acting as an awakening and an invitation.
Today, we are happy to bring you the premiere of the music video for the album’s title track. In this stunning, stripped down performance of “Into The Blue,” Lively hypnotizes listeners with a sound that is effortless while bringing fans in the studio for a glimpse of how the album came to be. Check out the video here:
Speaking about the song and video, Lively told us:
“This song is my confession. I reached a turning point after loss and heartbreak allowed a glimpse into a deeper state of consciousness, a place of complete peace. I wanted to stay, but it quickly became clear that my own selfish, indulgent habits stood in the way. This song is a way for me to confront these things in order to move past them. It is an attempt and a journey to dive into this new reality with the purest intentions.”
Fans can catch B.R. Lively on the road this October, dates listed below!
10/08 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
10/11 – Waco, TX @ Common Grounds (Artist of the Week)
10/23 – New Haven, CT @ Outer Space (Ballroom)
10/28 – NYC, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
11/4 – Rochester, NY @ Boulder Coffee Co
For more information, head on over to https://brlively.com.