The Cold Stares announce their 7th album 'The Southern'

The Cold Stares Unveil 'The Southern'

A Deep Dive into Their Blues-Rock Heritage

Out on September 6 via Mascot Records - Pre-order the limited edition marble LP or CD now!

The Cold Stares, known for their electrifying blend of blues-rock, have just announced details of their highly anticipated seventh studio album, 'The Southern,' set for release on September 6th via Mascot Records. Delving deep into their Southern roots for the first time on record, the album embodies a true reflection of their heritage. “When it came time to record this album, I thought about everybody giving us this Southern rock tag, and decided to intentionally write songs that explore that,” says singer-guitarist Chris Tapp. “In doing so, I realized that being Southern, for me, is more than an accent, and a setlist of songs. It’s about family and tradition."
The latest single from the album, "Coming Home," is a plaintive, bluesy number played on dobro, echoing the depth of Southern familial ties and personal resilience. "Perhaps our most rootsy song to date, I wrote this song after a trip back to my hometown in Kentucky,” Tapp shares. “Touring the world and seeing so many countries has made me realize how unique the place I grew up was, and this song is just about getting back to our roots and where we came from.” Tapp sings about the enduring advice of his father: "My Father said son don’t forget to pray/Cause you know there will come a day/When this old world turns against you/You better have a plan to make your way."

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