Alt-Americana singer-songwriter, Butch Parnell, recently announced details for this latest EP, The Fall, which has been set for release on November 17th, 2017. The Fall is a 6-track collection of soulful, emotionally-driven, and slightly twangy tunesthat will appeal to fans of artists like The Lemonheads, Brandi Carlile, or The Lone Bellow. Butch Parnell describes the EP as, “…a familiar story of love and loss that I’ve tried to tell as simply and without pretense as I can.” Today, Butch Parnell released the second single off the EP, “Hurry,” which premiered exclusively with The Boot. “Hurry” is a track about confessing love and allowing it to light the way to hope. Parnell wrote the song to win over an unrequited love and, while the song didn’t necessarily work out for him in the romance department, it’s been a crowd pleaser with his live audience. Parnell elaborates:
“‘Hurry’ is the kind of song that can be interpreted many ways, but the two that stand out to me are 1) That it’s a song about new love. When you’ve fallen so much in love that you can’t wait to see the one you love. That all you want is to hear them say ‘I love you’ and wrap his/her arms around you. 2) It also could be thought of as a song talking about uncertainty in a relationship. You’ve been all consumed by love and out of desperation you need to hear the words ‘I love you’ just to know the other person is still in this. I certainly didn’t think of either of these when I was writing it. It just kinda came out naturally. It took 15 minutes to write and I’ve spent much more time than that trying to figure out what I meant.” – Butch Parnell
Dave Parnell, under the moniker Butch Parnell, is a singer-songwriter living in Brooklyn, NY after relocating to pursue a career in music from his hometown in rural North Carolina. Flying to Springfield, MO in 2007 to record his debut album The Arc, under the name Runaway Dorothy, Parnell received rave reviews and grabbed the attention of musical royalty such as the Counting Crow’s Adam Duritz and Rosanne Cash. The next few years saw Parnell touring in support of the album and playing festivals like SXSW and CMJ multiple times. In 2014, after signing a one-album deal with Rock Ridge Music, Parnell released the second Runaway Dorothy album, The Wait. In 2015 Parnell quietly again starting writing and recording songs, unsure if there would be another ‘Runaway Dorothy’ album, he decided that he was just going to release his new music using his father’s name Butch Parnell. With Dorothy being his mother’s name, Parnell thought it was only fair to pay homage to his father with his new moniker.
Wanting his fans to hear his music sooner, rather than having to wait for a full album, Butch Parnell began releasing a slew of EPs and singles which include The Brightness EP(2015), The Shatter EP(2016), The 3rd EP(2017), and his latest single “Great” (2017). Parnell is now gearing up to release his newest EP The Fall, which was self-produced at Alley Byrd Studio.
Head to The Boot today to listen to Butch Parnell’s newest track, “Hurry” Butch Parnell’s forthcoming album The Fall will be available November 17, 2017 and can be pre-ordered here. To stay up to date, be sure to follow Butch Parnell on Facebook.