Sam Outlaw has announced that he’ll be releasing his new album Popular Mechanics on Friday, November 12th. Having written all 11 tracks on the album, Outlaw fuses the sounds of his favourite artists of the ‘80s – Kenny Loggins, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty – with stories influenced by the great innovators of the 20th century and the engineers that make up his own family tree.
“I’ve always loved ‘80s music so I started learning about the engineers and music producers from that era, like Trevor Horn, Mutt Lange, Neil Dorfsman,” says Outlaw. “It was a time when the producer and the recording engineer were as critical to the creative process as the artists. Those producers pushed the technology to achieve their creative vision because their inspiration was not so much the music of the past, but the possibilities of the future.”
“Up until now, the music I’ve made really only shows one side of myself, but I put my whole heart on the line with ‘Popular Mechanics. I hope listeners will approach this album with open minds because creative expression is, after all, the shared celebration of the creative spirit that lives inside every one of us.”
Outlaw has opened for the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Dwight Yoakam and more, and to tee up the release of ‘Popular Mechanics,’ he’ll perform three back-to-back shows at his own neighborhood bar in East Nashville, The Underdog, on October 7, 8, and 9. Tickets are on-sale now at samoutlaw.com/tour.
‘Popular Mechanics’ Track List:
1. Here On a Mission (Sam Outlaw)
2. Popular Mechanics (Sam Outlaw, Cheyenne Medders)
3. Half a World Away (Sam Outlaw)
4. For The Rest of Our Lives (Sam Outlaw, Steven Fiore)
5. Sun Ain’t Set (Sam Outlaw)
6. Polyamorous (Sam Outlaw)
7. Stay The Night (Sam Outlaw)
8. Bad Enough (Sam Outlaw)
9. Language of Love (Sam Outlaw)
10. Daydreaming (Sam Outlaw, Cheyenne Medders)
11. When You Feel It (Sam Outlaw, Sean Van Vleet)