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New Striking Single “Cutting Thru The Country”

New Album ‘Country’ Coming April 5

Medium Build, the singer-songwriter born Nick Carpenter has announced his forthcoming album Countrydue out April 5 via slowplay/Island Records. He has also shared the memorable lead single “Cutting Thru The Country”.

In the song Carpenter grapples with emotions big and small while driving across the country, something he did a few times during the making of the album.

“This was the only song I wrote while Jake and I were in the studio. In August, while I was driving from Alaska to Nashville, I started a little poem. I wanted it to feel like an Earl Sweatshirt song. Just bars no chorus no melody. We found an old keyboard and plugged it in. Found some wild tones and I did like 6 takes of the vocal. Probably the easiest tune we made on the album.”

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Country comes as Medium Build grapples with the meaning of home – he splits time between Anchorage, Alaska, where he’s become something of a hometown hero these last few years, and Nashville, where he’s close to his southern roots, and everywhere he travels in between. Country is about the journey (both physically & mentally) Nick’s been on to this point. It’s about high-highs and low-lows, and you can feel Nick wrestle with the good and the bad on each of the album’s twelve songs.

I wanted this album to have my goddamn DNA on it. You can hear my necklace crackle in the guitar takes of “Crying Over u”. You can hear Colyer’s dog ripping a squeak toy in “Hey Sandra”. I hear Cece smiling when she sang “Relief,” back in the studio with her besties after a weird long summer of recording with strangers. I wanted Country to have a human touch. I want Country to be something you love with and dance with and cry with and sleep with and lean into. You know what I’m fucking talking about?”

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In April, he will support Tyler Childers at sold-out arena shows in California (more tour dates via his website link below). An exciting new artist to follow.

You can read our capsule review of the album Country (out via slowplay/Island Records) in our Albums Of The Month for May 2024. Click the link HERE.

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