Empty Houses share title track “Daydream”
Debut album out 1st July on Sargent House
Empty Houses are thrilled to share the second and title track off of their debut record,Daydream, via Billboard. The album is out in the UK on 1st July via Sargent House.
Daydream was produced by four-time Grammy Award winner Graham Marsh (Bruno Mars,CeeLo Green, Common) and Empty Houses at Parhelion Studios in Atlanta, GA. The album marks the first full-length release from Ali Shea (vocals), and David Mackinder(guitar), and Adam Mercer (keys).
The band gave fans their first peek into the album last week, unveiling “Falling Away” viaNoisey, who called the track “…Retro-Pop Perfection…” and praise Shea’s impressive vocal stylings which harken back to the golden era of 60’s Motown.
Empty Houses formed in 2014 when vocalist Ali Shea began writing songs with Adam Mercer and David Mackinder (both of Detroit band, Fireworks), quickly discovering a truly potent chemistry between themselves. United by a love for their regional forebears at Motown, the trio set out to create a timeless breed of feel-good music that pays homage to the past while incorporating modern production savvy. Harnessing the spirit and energy of a bygone era with deft musicianship and Shea’s rich, soulful vocals, they emerged with something wholly unique in contemporary pop.
Awash in piano and horns, harmonizing vocals and traditional song structures untainted by passing fads and studio trickery, Daydream avoids easy categorization, its familiarity and its freshness in remarkable contrast. It’s heart-on-your-sleeves rock n’ roll without pretense or irony, a touchstone signifying a new appreciation for a classic sound. Empty Houses make timeless, joyful music that’s destined to cross boundaries of age and culture.
3. Lost At Sea
4. All I Had
6. Hold Your Hand
7. Falling Away
9. Every Word