Detroit-bred vocalist/songwriter Quinn XCII has released another fantastic new track, “Always Been You,” from his forthcoming debut album, The Story Of Us. The song is a smooth, lighthearted “ode to that one person you’ve always put above everyone else,” explains Quinn XCII. “Always Been You” is available everywhere today:http://smarturl.it/ABYaudio.
The Story Of Us—available now for pre-order—is filled with refreshing authenticity and grassroots appeal, highlighted by standout single “Straightjacket,” an infectious track that combines stylish retro-electronic chops with a sultry reggae pop sound about a “psycho from a Midwest suburb,” as Quinn explains. Listen to previously released album tracks “Worst,” “Fake Denim,” and “Straightjacket.”
Quinn XCII explains: “I wanted the album title ‘The Story Of Us’ to really represent that I’m just like everyone else and go through similar experiences. The songs are relatable and touch on all different topics and emotions—new, old, good and bad relationships, growth, memories, temptation, and challenges. I’m just a kid from the Midwest. My life isn’t this unattainable fantasy, I didn’t have an angle or connections to the music industry. I just worked hard to turn my passion into a career, anyone can do the same in whatever they’re pursuing.”
To celebrate the release of The Story Of Us, Quinn XCII will embark on his first national headlining tour this fall, complete with a full live band and of course his always-ready-for-anything stage presence that makes him such a captivating performer. Several dates have already sold out weeks in advance for the 30-date tour, which kicks off September 24 in Salt Lake City, UT and wraps on November 7 in Portland, OR. See below for all tour dates, and visit http://quinnxcii.com/tour/ for more details.
The Story Of Us Tracklisting: 1. Intro (Slow) 2. Straightjacket 3. Worst 4. Flare Guns (feat. Chelsea Cutler) 5. Fake Denim 6. Don’t You 7. 60 Seconds 8. Walls 9. Tourist 10. One Day at a Time 11. Always Been You
Quinn XCII On Tour: 9/24 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge 9/26 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater 9/28 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House 9/29 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café 9/30 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre 10/3 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig 10/4 Ferndale, MI Magic Bag 10/5 Oxford, OH Brick Street – SOLD OUT 10/6 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall – SOLD OUT 10/7 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground 10/9 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT 10/10 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/12 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall – SOLD OUT 10/13 Philadelphia, PA Coda 10/14 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall – SOLD OUT 10/17 Nashville, TN Exit In 10/18 Morgantown, WV Mainstage 10/19 Atlanta, GA Terminal West 10/24 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall – SOLD OUT 10/25 Austin, TX Empire Control Room 10/26 Dallas, TX Cambridge Room (HOB) 10/28 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom 11/1 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room 11/2 Los Angeles, CA El Rey 11/3 San Francisco, CA The Independent – SOLD OUT 11/4 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone 11/6 Seattle, WA Neumos 11/7 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre