FRETLAND RELEASES NEW SINGLE “MUST’VE BEEN WILD”
WEST COAST TOUR STARTS KICKS OFF IN LA ON JAN 16
DEBUT SELF TITLED ALBUM OUT MAY 22
Snohomish, Washington’s Fretland is kicking off 2020 in a big way. Today marks the release of the third track “Must’ve Been Wild” from their forthcoming debut self titled album Fretland. The band debuted the song exclusively via The Bluegrass Situation earlier this week. Fretland will kick off their winter West Coast Tour in LA on Jan 16 at the famed Hotel Cafe.
About the track:
“We all know how it feels to love someone who doesn’t love us back. To be the friend, to pine from afar. I wanted to capture a love triangle where the characters were earnest in wanting what was best for each other. Of course they all deeply want to be seen and loved in return, but when they recognize that same struggle in each other they are moved to be a good friend and have compassion. To love someone and know they might never love you the same way is so beautiful and heartbreaking to me. That’s true love. ” – Hillary Grace
Jan 16 @ The Hotel Cafe | Hollywood, CA
Jan 17 @ The Lost Church | San Francisco, CA
Jan 18 @ The Loving Cup | Reno, NV
Jan 23 @ The Firefly Lounge | Bellingham, WA
Jan 24 @ The Spanish Ballroom at Elks Temple | Tacoma, WA
Feb 1 @ Sunset Tavern | Seattle, WA
Feb 6 @ McMenamins White Eagle Saloon | Portland, OR
Feb 7 @ 7 Devils Brewing Co. | Coos Bay, OR
Feb 14 @ The Seasons Performance Hall | Yakima, WA
Feb 15 @ The Ranch Club | Garden City, ID
March 25-28 @ Treefort Music Festival | Boise, ID
The family quilt of Americana music is long and well worn. With stitches that took hold hundreds of years ago, the legacy of forlorn lyrics sung over spare, twinkling instrumentation depicting long nights, whiskey glasses and love that too often walks out the door extends further than any can remember. And it will continue well past anyone kicking up mud today. But with each passing sunset, we can see new patches added to the legacy. And the next name to be sewn in is FRETLAND.
The band plays songs that dash over hills, harmonize with the breeze and coax honey from tall trees. Founded by Hillary Grace Fretland, the group also includes the tasteful Jake Haber and subtle Luke Francis on bass and guitar and Kenny Bates on drums. FRETLAND’s self-titled, 11-track debut album, which is due out in early 2020, includes the epic, “Long Haul,” reflective, “Have Another Beer,” and the revelrous, “Friendly Fire.” Their first single has already received high praise from The Boot and American Songwriter Magazine.
While still getting footing on their newest plateau, FRETLAND has lots to enjoy in the view behind them. The band corralled two sonic stalwarts for their first full length record, including engineer Nich Wilbur (Angel Olsen, Black Belt Eagle Scout) and Seattle-area sage Trevor Spencer (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes), who mixed the record. The band, rife with energy and momentum, has already created one of those strong foundations that allows for a long story to unfold in great detail and with much revelation.
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