WHEN I WAS A BOY + NEW MUSIC VIDEO + TOUR DATES
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
I'm exctied to have my first release as a solo artist out in the world. When I Was a Boy has been well received and the initial shows celebrating the release have been wonderful and soul-inspiring. Thanks to all who have purchased the EP and attended the shows. We really appreciate the support. Be sure to check out the tour dates as well on the LIVE page. We will be adding more shows in the coming days as well.
Enjoy the official music video for 'When I Was a Boy,' which premiered at Music Savage earlier this week. Also, below are a few words with links to press who covered the release.
STEREOGUM: "a fresh burst of inspiration from a reinvigorated songwriter. It’s refreshing to once again hear his piercing vocals and modernized take on classic sounds." | read complete review
GHETTOBLASTER: read the in-depth interview with Remnant.
MUSIC SAVAGE: "Remnant’s writing is literate yet accessible, and could easily be an allegory for a generation that is struggling to figure it all out. For Southeast Engine fans, Remnant will jump out, as he weaves these stories from his baritone voice that is tinged with sincerity and wisdom which adds another layer to his songwriting." | read complete review
CAPTAINS DEAD: "honestly, this is one of the best things i have heard this year, top 5 material for sure. he’s a brilliant songwriter, and there is just something about the vibe that makes me feel at home. when i was a boy is that warm comforting blanket you reach for in the middle of a cold night." | read complete review
ONE CHORD TO ANOTHER: "I’m not entirely sure am I smiling or crying while listening to it, because the struggles of adulthood certainly hits close home." | read complete review
DEBUT EP OUT 7/29/16 + TOUR DATES
Monday, June 28, 2016
I'm very excited to announce my debut release as a solo artist will makes its way into the world on Friday, July 29, 2016 via Trailer Fire Records. See the official press release below:
When I Was a Boy marks the debut solo release by Ohio-based singer-songwriter Adam Remnant. Remnant came up over the last decade fronting the folk-rock band Southeast Engine and as the principal singer and songwriter of the band, Remnant and his bandmates garnered critical acclaim from publications such as Paste Magazine, Pitchfork, NPR, American Songwriter, Magnet, Stereogum, PopMatters, AV Club, and many more. They established a substantial following over the years, releasing five albums and touring across the United States and Canada.
Adam's latest effort, When I Was a Boy consists of 6 songs written and recorded by Remnant over the last few years alongside a forthcoming full-length album. As Southeast Engine wound down, Remnant began plotting his way forward as a solo artist. He assembled a little studio in his basement and earnestly began writing & recording the songs that comprise the EP and full-length.
The cover of When I Was a Boy is a cell phone photo of Remnant’s early childhood home taken from a car interior. While the title song may long for the innocence of childhood, the EP exists in the psychology of the adult peering out the car window confronted by the decay of a once idyllic youth. The lyrics explore the trappings of adulthood, while looking for signs of promise to inform how one should proceed. Remnant’s signature baritone voice and literary songwriting serve as the focal point in the productions; spanning between folk, rock, and indie sounds mined from a Midwest basement. He will be touring with a 4-piece band in support of the release. See tour dates on the LIVE page.