“The new EP Water by Sister Hazel is the next step in the evolutionary career of a band of brothers who have withstood the pressures of the music industry and continue to inspire fans with deeply personal lyrics and a rhythm and harmony that keeps you on your toes. This is a fun album, carefully composed and produced and will leave old and new fans very satisfied.” Mark A. Leon – Charleston Daily
“This heartwarming pot of compelling emotions is sure to flow like soothing water into the heart of anyone who will care to listen to Sister Hazel’s new sonic children. – CrypticRock
“Sister Hazel’s new EP Water is upbeat and refreshing. Their harmonies are superb as ever, and it displays their evolution as a band, sonically, and from an instrumental standpoint. This new musical effort by Sister Hazel is dynamic and eclectic.” Markos Papadatos – Digital Journal
Platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, achieved a career dream as they made their debut on the most revered stage in country music, the Grand Ole Opry, on Friday, January 26. The performance gave fans a peek of their new EP, Water, out February 9, 2018. The six-track EP is Volume I of a collectible compilation series titled, “Elements,” and includes a bonus seventh track that will continue throughout the series. Water was produced by Sister Hazel and includes writer contributions from Billy Montana, Michael Logen, Neil Carpenter, and more.
The water element is symbolically often viewed as the source of life and reflection. In the powerful track “You Won’t See Me Again,” co-written by Andrew Copeland, singer and guitarist for the band, he addresses heartbreaking emotions and distress about his own brother-in-law’s fight with alcohol addiction. The emotional delivery of the lyrics by lead vocalist Ken Block came easily and honestly as he is in his 15th year of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The loss of his own younger brother-in-law law earlier this year, after a lifelong struggle with this horrible disease, added to the sense of desperation, urgency, and finally hope that this powerful track holds.
“Water” Track List:
1. “Roll On Bye”
2. “First Time”
3. “You Won’t See Me Again”
5. “I Stayed For The Girl”
6. “More Than I Want To”
7. “Elements” Part 1 (Abilene)
To celebrate the release of their new EP, Sister Hazel, has announced their “Roll On Bye” Tour, which included a sold out 18th year hosting The Rock Boat cruise in January followed by the Tortuga Music Festival and their own Hazelnut Hang Festival.