Doc Robinson has announced a sophomore full-length album Ring of Love to be released April 20 via Kobalt Music and released its first single today, “Morning Stay.” Listen here
Of the song, Doc Robinson says “We wanted to write a song that felt like The Commodores – Easy, or Jack Johnson covering Al Green, but we also wanted it to have a little bit of a modern bite to it. The subtext of this song is tuning out the noise, and distractions of the chaotic outside world, and finding solace in a lazy morning with your love. It also contains one of those revelation moments, like a fortune cookie you keep on the fridge, that you already have everything you need.”
Doc Robinson began back in 2016, when songwriters Jon Elliott (The Floorwalkers) andNick D’Andrea (Nick D’ and The Believers) put their repeated path-crossing to use in a new project. The pair worked with Mike Landolt (OAR, Maroon 5, Spin Doctors) to produce first EP Golden Daze and enlisted an ever rotating cast of Columbus’ best musicians to continuously contribute. In 2017, Doc Robinson released debut full-lengthDeep End to critical enthusiasm and joined CAAMP on a slew of tour dates, including asold-out show at Mercury Lounge in New York City.
Earlier this year, the band released a surprise acoustic EP titled The Musicol Sessions, named for the historic Columbus studio in which they recorded. The 6-song collection features vocals from Taylor Meier of indie-folk favorites CAAMP as well as a lively of cover of The Grateful Dead’s “Ripple.”