Singer/Songwriter Brett Dennen has unveiled the outdoorsy new video for hit single “Wild Child” from his forthcoming record Smoke and Mirrors (F-Stop/Atlantic), due out October 22. Entertainment Weekly premiered the video yesterday, declaring it “eminently soundtrack-friendly folk.” “Wild Child” is on track to break into the Top 10 at Triple A radio this week, with no signs of slowing down.
Dennen will embark on an intimate headline tour this fall. The 4-week nationwide trek kicks off October 25 at Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church and will make stops at Los Angeles’ Troubadour, Boulder’s Fox Theatre and San Francisco’s Independent, to name a few. Tickets are on sale now. Prior to the tour, Dennen will perform at Way Over Yonder Fest in Santa Monica on October 5.
Set for release on October 22, Smoke and Mirrors (F-Stop/Atlantic) is a return to form for Dennen, taking him back to his roots both sonically and aesthetically yet with more confidence and maturity than ever before. Nowhere is this more evident than the album’s first single “Wild Child,” which Rolling Stone premiered earlier this month, listen to it here . Smoke and Mirrors is available for preorder on iTunes here.
After the overwhelming success of his last release, Loverboy, and the intense promotional tour that followed, Dennen retreated to his mountain house in Northern California and began writing Smoke and Mirrors, finding inspiration in his surroundings and the simplicity of nature. Dennen took the songs to Nashville to record with producer Charlie Peacock(The Civil Wars), eschewing his L.A. comfort zone to work with virtual strangers. Peacock explains, “Brett and I spent a lot of time just building out the arrangements. From the production side, he encouraged me to make every song uniquely its own while keeping it cohesive – and I think we did it. His wonderful music aside, Brett is certainly one of the most whimsical people I’ve ever produced – a true original.” The resulting 10-song set features Dennen’s strongest and most cohesive collection to date.
Smoke and Mirrors, Dennen’s fifth studio album, is the culmination of his transition from a coffeehouse folk singer to a celebrated and critically acclaimed front man. Standing 6’5 with his trademark, long, red hair, Dennen has been lauded as a break-through success, earning acclaim from Rolling Stone, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, USA Today and more, with The Washington Post declaring him “a folk rock revelation.” He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NPR and more.
BRETT DENNEN TOUR DATES
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October 5 Santa Monica, CA Way Over Yonder
October 12 Blue Bell, PA Wentz Run Park – FREE SHOW
October 13 Charleston, WV Mountain Stage
October 19 San Diego, CA KPRI Block Party
October 25 Austin, TX Central Presbyterian Church
October 27 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
October 28 Charleston, SC Music Farm
October 29 Wilmington, NC Ziggy’s By The Sea
October 30 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
November 1 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
November 2 New York, NY Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
November 4 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre
November 5 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
November 6 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
November 8 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
November 9 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
November 11 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
November 12 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
November 15 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
November 17 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
November 18 San Francisco, CA The Independent – SOLD OUT
November 20 Boise, ID Egyptian Theatre
November 21 Bend, OR Domino Room
November 22 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
November 23 Seattle, WA The Triple Door – SOLD OUT