Storyteller and musical virtuoso Spencer Burton announced today the release of his eighth album, “Songs Of” due out May 5 via Dine Alone Records. The LP’s first single, “Broken Hearts and Broken Chains” premiered this morning on CBC q and is described by Burton as a “down and outer and lifter upper”. With a simple certainty that being accessible means telling real stories, Burton’s strong belief in truth rings through on “Songs Of”.
“I had a young lady come to me and pour her heart out with a whole lot of ‘I’ve got nothing’”, says Burton. “I’ve heard the story before, I’ve lived the story. I lived the story until I realized that I had everything I need and so does most everyone else. Sometimes it takes losing everything to realize you have everything – ‘Broken Hearts and Broken Chains’ are sometimes one in the same.”
“Broken Hearts and Broken Chains” is now available to purchase via iTunes and stream on all digital platforms. Fans can also pre-order the new album throughiTunes and Dine Alone Records.
WATCH the lyric video for “Broken Hearts and Broken Chains” here.
Recorded in Nashville and produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Langhorne Slim), and featuring members of Margo Price’s band throughout the LP, “Songs Of” is a record that is both authentic and focused. Lyrically, the album covers an array of topics, seamlessly matching folk narratives against buoyant pop melodies set in a universal context.
Burton’s gift is telling real stories, using everyday language and engaging audiences with purposeful artistic output.
“Every song on this record is for someone else,” shares Burton. “Every song on this record is a gift to someone else. I wrote these songs for me, of course, but for the first time I wrote these songs about other people in my life, some of them for other people to help them through hard times.”