Platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, will kick off the New Year with a new EP, “Water,” set for release February 9, 2018. The six-track EP is Volume I of a collectible compilation series titled, “Elements,” and includes a bonus seventh track that will continue throughout the series. "Water" was produced by Sister Hazel and includes writer contributions from Billy Montana, Michael Logen, Neil Carpenter, and more. Fans can pre-order the EP through PledgeMusic HERE and get the instant grat track"Roll on Bye." In addition to the digital download and CD, this release offers exclusive limited-edition bundles including an Instagramtakeover from the band and the opportunity to donate to Lyrics for Life.
The water element is symbolically often viewed as the source of life and reflection. In the powerful track "You Won't See Me Again," co-written by Andrew Copeland, singer and guitarist for the band, he addresses heartbreaking emotions and distress about his own brother-in-law's fight with alcohol addiction. The emotional delivery of the lyrics by lead vocalist Ken Block came easily and honestly as he is in his 15th year of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The loss of his own younger brother-in-law law earlier this year, after a lifelong struggle with this horrible disease, added to the sense of desperation, urgency, and finally hope that this powerful track holds.
"Creatively, we are firing on all cylinders right now. I’m 100% sure that people will hear that excitement and energy instantly on this new EP," expressed Ken. "We had a blast shaping these songs in the studio and we couldn’t be prouder of the songwriting and the way it all came together! The fact that this is the first in a series of upcoming EP’s that will be released, has us riding a wave of huge momentum and in a really sweet groove musically. We’re pumped about what we’re rolling out on this record. The Hazelnuts asked for it, and we’re responding with more music more frequently. Hold on tight!"
"Water" Track List:
1. "Roll On Bye" 2. "First Time" 3. "You Won’t See Me Again" 4. "Shelter" 5. "I Stayed For The Girl" 6. "More Than I Want To" 7. "Elements" Part 1 (Abilene)
To celebrate the release of their new EP, Sister Hazel, have announced additional 2018 dates and VIP packages, which include The Rock Boat in January followed by more headlining shows and the Tortuga Music Festival. Please see below for full tour details.
Upcoming Tour Dates: 01.11.18 -Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, FL 01.12.18 -Rick's Cafe - Starkville, MS 01.13.18 -The Bluff - Memphis, TN 01.30.18 -02.04.18 - Hosts of The Rock Boat Cruise 02.23.18 -Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts - Bloomington, IL 02.24.18 -The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN 02.25.18 -City Winery - Nashville, TN 03.09.18 -The Country Club - Augusta, GA 04.07.18 -Tortuga Music Festival - Ft. Lauderdale, FL