Alternative Duo Foreign Air Announce Sophomore Album ‘Hello Sunshine’; Share New Track

July 15, 2022 BY Claire Julian

Today, alternative duo Foreign Air are excited to announce their sophomore LP, Hello Sunshine, whichwill be released on September 9, 2022. The 14-track record features recent singles “Anything’s Possible,” “Moving On,” “Your Touch,” “Hello Sunshine” and the freshly released surf rock jam, “Shut Up And Show Me.” It is a deeply personal album with all the tracks written, recorded, produced, and engineered by the duo, Jesse Clasen and Jacob Michael, over the past two years. With the creative freedom of working on their own, they leaned into all their influences from alternative rock anthems to experimental electronic-infused indie and even tapped K.Flay to help co-write for the upcoming single, “Blue Days.”

When asked about the latest track, “Shut Up And Show Me,” (out today), the band explains, “After spending some time writing in LA we decided to head out to White Star Sound studios located on a historic farm outside of Charlottesville, VA. We bunkered down for 10 days in a large barn with goats and chickens that housed the studio without any distractions from the outside world. It was written and recorded in a fury of raw emotion during a late-night session. We were determined to capture the energy in the studio that night and the vocals were fully improvised while recording.  Recording this song was cathartic for us. It was akin to screaming alone in the woods. To me, it’s about depression, its effects on relationships, avoiding conflict, and our soft-spoken natures. The title and chorus lyric is the boiling point. It is about how difficult it can be to speak honestly to someone that’s so nice and calm all the time…especially when you’re worried about their mental health. Working on this song surrounded by nature allowed us to be free to dig up the inner workings of our own personal narratives.”

LISTEN & SHARE “SHUT UP AND SHOW ME”

https://foreignair.ffm.to/shutupandshowme

The band has also announced a fall headlining tour that starts in Nashville on September 6th and includes dates in Austin, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, and more before wrapping up on October 6th in Brooklyn. Tickets are on sale now.

Foreign Air dropped their debut album, Good Morning Stranger, in October of 2020. Before that, they released 10 singles, as well as the For The Light EP, starting with the glitchy, spectral “Free Animal,” which became an immediate hit. Nike snapped up the latter for an ad – and everyone from Samsung, Vodafone, Microsoft, to Showtime, ABC, and Vice soon followed. All told, Foreign Air’s music has been streamed more than 140 million times on Spotify and Apple, they have been featured on sites like Billboard, Grammy.com, and COLLIDE, and they have toured with notable acts like Misterwives, Bishop Briggs, Bleachers, and more.​​​​​​​

September 6 – Nashville, TN | Exit/In
September 7 – Atlanta, GA | The Masquerade (Purgatory)
September 9 – Austin, TX | Ballroom
September 10 – Dallas, TX | Dada
September 13 – Phoenix, AZ | Valley Bar
September 14 – San Diego | Soda Bar
September 16 – Los Angeles, CA | Moroccan Lounge
September 17 – San Francisco, CA | Brick + Mortar
September 19 – Portland, OR | Doug Fir
September 20 – Seattle, WA | Crocodile (Madame Lou)
September 23 – Salt Lake City, UT | Kilby Court
September 24 – Denver, CO | Globe Hall
September 28 – Minneapolis, MN | Turf Club
September 29 – Chicago, IL | Beat Kitchen
October 1 – Ferndale, MI | Magic Bag
October 2 – Cleveland, OH | HOB – Cambridge Room
October 4 – Toronto, ONT | Drake
October 6 – Brooklyn, NY | Baby’s All Right