Rising country star Sam Outlaw isn’t afraid to wear his heart on the sleeve of his pearl snap. The So-Cal singer’s new video for “Everyone’s Looking For Home” is a tribute to love, family and the things that ground us.
The song is the first release from Outlaw’s sophomore album Tenderheart, out April 14 on Six Shooter Records. The video, featuring home movies of his wife and son interspersed with scenes from life on the road, captures what inspired the album.
Outlaw spoke with Rolling Stone Country last month and elaborated on the album title and his own approach to making honest country music.
“I always found more honesty in the tenderness than the toughness,” Outlaw explained. “I very much intentionally wanted to combat any expectation that I’m trying to be a tough guy country singer.”
“Everyone’s Looking For Home,” which features a symphonic mix of strings and mariachi horns, isn’t tough. It’s just plain beautiful.
Check out the video below.
Tenderheart is the much-anticipated follow up to Outlaw’s 2015 album Angeleno, which won praise for its blend of classic honky tonk, west coast country and mariachi music. Angeleno was co-produced by Outlaw and Los Angeles music legend Ry Cooder.
Outlaw co-produced Tenderheart, which was recorded in the San Fernando Valley with Martin Pradler.
Outlaw will hit the road in support of his new record this spring. The U.S. tour will kick off in Decatur, Ga. on April 13. Nashville-based country singers Dori Freeman and Michaela Anne will join Outlaw for portions of the tour. Outlaw will play an album release show at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge on April 14.
For a full list of tour dates, visit Outlaw’s official website.