California country troubadour Sam Outlaw has shared an infectious new cut from his upcoming record Tenderheart, and it’s guaranteed to make you hit repeat.
“Trouble” features a driving rhythm and electric guitar reminiscent of both Patty Loveless’ 90s hit “Timber (I’m Falling in Love)” with a couple dashes of John Mellencamp and Tom Petty. And that, my friends, is the kind of sound country music could use a lot more of these days.
Tenderheart, due out April 14, follows up to Outlaw’s 2015 critically acclaimed record Angeleno. Produced by Ry Cooder, the album introduced his unique mixture of traditional and California country.
This time around, Outlaw co-produced Tenderheart with Martin Pradler. You can expect an evolved sound that still shares a deep connection with the Bakersfield sound.
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. He’s also set to perform a special album release show at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge on April 14.
For a full list of tour dates, visit Outlaw’s official website.