Today Eric Hutchinson has released his much anticipated ode to teenagedom, Class of 98. The album marks a notable turn for the multifaceted artist that sees him turning to the often heavier sounds of his youth to fully appreciate and express the feelings of being a highschooler (and being an adult thinking back to that time). Despite that change, outlets like Billboard, American Songwriter, Relix, and more have regarded it as some of his best work yet. He debuted the album with Magnet on Thursday by hosting a virtual listening party, and will be playing an unplugged livestream concert tomorrow night at 8pm EST via their Facebook. The release week has also included an interview between Hutchinson and comedian John Mulaney where they discuss music, their life in highschool, and the difficulties of being a teenager.
On July 24, Hutchinson will be diving into each song and breaking down the album on “The Class of 98 Podcasts” alongside James Campion. He will also be releasing a Deluxe & Unplugged version of the album in late Summer.