Album Release: Rue Snider's Broken Windows
`by Abi Hack
Folk-punk/Americana singer songwriter Rue Snider is due to release his second solo album, Broken Window, on October 7 2016; a collection of songs that chronicle Rue’s journey of ‘getting sober in the city’.
The album follows his transition from full-time drinker to sobriety, with his instrumental choices (electric guitars, fiddle, and organ) purposefully contrasting the darker lyrical content to encourage a feeling of light overcoming dark; a theme that is central to the album in subject matter and tone.
"I try to be transparent in songs about a lot of the dark corners and trying moments in my life in an effort to encourage people to move past fear,” says Rue. “This record gets into a lot of the grittiness of alcoholism and becoming sober. The songs take a serious look at death and embracing the fact that life is finite as inspiration to live better."
Rue Snider has toured America extensively for three years in support of his debut full length album Leaving To Returning and single releases, The New New Colossus and Never Met A Girl I Didn’t Love. He has made appearances at SXSW and Folk Alliance International, and shared the stage with Tom Maxwell (Squirrel Nut Zippers), Tropic of Pisces, Superhuman Happiness, Benjamin Scheuer ("The Lion"), Blue Healer, Donna Missal, and Walter Salas-Humara (the Silos). He is currently on the road in support of Broken Window.
“Rue Snider’s path is the path of folk heroism.”
Eat That Guitar Chris Michael
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