Today, ALLMAN BROWN releases a new EP: ‘Second Son Pt.2’ (via Nettwerk).

The follow-up to Part 1 (released late last year), the London-based singer-songwriter returns with five new tunes to add to his growing oeuvre. Both parts will come together as hemispheres of his upcoming album ‘Second Son’, out for release on 28th June, with additional tracks also confirmed to feature.

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Featuring the recent singles “My Ordinary Life”, “Far Away”, and “Take Me Back”, plus unheard tracks “Fire Of Love” and “Mother”, the new collection sees Brown coupling his confessional, heart-on-sleeve lyricism with glittering, synth dappled acoustic-pop to perfection.

Speaking about the new ‘Second Son Pt. 2’ EP on the day of its release, Allman Brown explains:

"This is, without a doubt, my most personal release. It deals directly with my father’s death, my relationship with my mother, my feelings of anxiety, regret and the legacy handed down to me by my upbringing. In short, it’s my attempt to reckon with my past."

All of the songs featured on the ‘Second Son, Pt. 1' and ‘Second Son, Pt. 2' EPs will feature on. the artist’s anticipated 'Second Son' album due at the end of June 2024. The forthcoming album will also feature two new tracks: “1984” and “Sunlight and Cinnamon”.

“I’m a second son, a stranger to most but loved by some. I’ve been afraid since I was young… It takes a lot of pretending to be strong” confesses Brown on “My Ordinary Life”, the opening track of ‘Second Son’.

Filled with the vivid storytelling and self-effacing songwriting that Allman Brown calls his own, from beginning to end ‘Second Son’ promises to be his most personal and poignant releases to date. Describing the album as “a pocket autobiography”, its songs piece together a deeply personal chapter in his unique musical journey. As he explains of the album’s recurring themes:

“It’s about my life so far and the love I feel for my wife and children and how they are quite simply the reason I’m alive. They are my purpose.”

Experimenting with new sounds and instrumentation on his latest work, the ‘Second Son’ sessions found Allman merging his signature acoustic guitar-driven melodies with modern pop elements such as synths, live bass, electronic pianos, electronic percussion, and live drums. Produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Gang Of Youths), his latest material was recorded in just ten days, with Katis’ expertise enabling Brown to take the next step in his “quest to take a traditional sound and push it a little into a new space”. The record also sees Allman joined by star pianist Thomas Bartlett (The Gloaming, Taylor Swift, The National) and vocalist Kori Gardner-Hammel (Mates Of State), who add their distinctive qualities.

Exploring themes of love, loss, self-reflection, and the human experience, his upcoming album ‘Second Son’ invites listeners to embark on a profound emotional journey with Allman, as he presents a profound new collection that embraces vulnerability and authenticity and emerges with some of his finest work.

Allman Brown, born in Hong Kong and now based in London, has consistently wowed listeners with his emotionally charged and introspective music. His 2013 hit single, "Sons & Daughters" (performed with Liz Lawrence), became a Spotify sensation with over 20 million streams worldwide and was featured on popular TV soundtracks. His debut album, '1000 Years,' in 2017, and 'Darling, It'll Be Alright' in 2019, received critical acclaim for their tender balladry and folk-infused pop. New album ‘Second Son’ will arrive in Summer 2024, with a number of European shows to follows - outlined as follows:

ALLMAN BROWN - EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

  • 09 Jul - Amsterdam, NL @ Tolhuistuin
  • 11 Jul - Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
  • 12 Jul - Zurich, CH @ Papiersaal
  • 13 Jul - Rubigen, CH @ Mühligarten
  • 04 Nov - London, UK @ Omeara
  • 06 Nov - Brighton, UK @ Folklore Rooms

Tickets available now from https://www.allmanbrown.com/

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