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David Ryan Harris To Release New Studio Album Songs For Other People On June 23rd

David Ryan Harris, having never before played a solo show in Amsterdam, sold out his last minute show on Thursday night within 48 hours of it being announced. Today, he surprised fans with the release of his new song “Fascinating” off of his forthcoming album Songs For Other People. Translation: DRH wins at life this week. LISTEN: NEW SONG “FASCINATING”

You’ve either got soul or you don’t. David Ryan Harris most definitely does. The singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has built an impressive catalog of soulful stories that instantly captivate. “Soulfulness comes from telling stories in in the most honest and direct way that you can,” he says. “People relate to what you’re saying when you sing from the heart.”

That’s exactly what Harris has done throughout his near three-decade career. Whether it be in early bands such as Follow For Now, Brand New Immortals or over the course of six full-length solo albums, he tells stories that resonate. He’s carried this same spirit while producing, writing and/or performing with the likes of John Mayer, Dave Matthews, India.Arie, Cassandra Wilson and Guy Sebastian—with whom he co-wrote the RIAA platinum-certified “Battle Scars.”

Most recently, it drove Harris’ 2015’s Lightyears, which boasted guest spots from John Mayer, India.Arie, and Nikka Costa. Along the way, he received acclaim from All Music Guide, Glide Magazine, Elmore Magazine, Performer Magazine, AXS, Relix Magazine, and many others in addition to performing on Fox, CBS, and The CW in between packed tours. His next chapter unfolds on his 2017 seventh offering, Songs For Other People. The songs were culled from collaborations with a multitude of co-writers over the course of the last year or so.

“I wasn’t really intending to make a record,” he admits. “I had co-written written some songs intending to give them to other artists and there were a few that just never found homes. The idea of singing these songs myself was something I’d though about for a little while and slowly I started to get excited at how wide open this project could be. There were no boundaries musically or thematically other than the fact that these songs are for and about other people.”

In order to track Songs For Other People, he tapped the talents of drummer Terrence Clark who he met via a YouTube audition, keyboard player Zac Rae, cellist Keith Tutt and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Dr. Dre, Fiona Apple, Maroon 5) on bass. They cut the album’s seven jams in less than three weeks’ time during 2016.

In between returning to the road on guitar duty for John Mayer in 2017, Harris will be performing across Europe and North America on solo shows, including a hometown album release show in Los Angeles at the Hotel Cafe on June 29th (tickets are on sale now). Songs For Other People drops June 23, 2017.

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