David Shaw, the rocker best known as the frontman for The Revivalists, has revealed the full details for his forthcoming debut solo album. The self-titled record will officially arrive on Friday, May 7th via his own imprint, Yokoko Records, in partnership with C3 Records. Shaw has also detailed a number of NFT offerings corresponding with the album’s release.
“On many levels it feels like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders and a great metamorphosis has taken place,” Shaw shares about his debut solo album. “The whole process was a bit like wandering around in a forest during those special twilight hours with the sense that something good is just beyond the horizon. I’m just elated that the ride to get there was just as satisfying as the place itself. I’m excited for all of my beloved fans to get a further glimpse into who I am as an artist but most importantly who I am as a person. They’ve always been a part of me and I want them to know that this album is a part of them too.”
David Shaw has also announced a collection of NFT (non-fungible token) offerings coinciding with the album’s release. Among the limited-edition David Shaw items available via Fanaply are the album cover art designed by Mike Tallman of Add Noise Studios as well as three tiers (standard, silver, gold) of custom tarot card art for each song on the album by artist Priscilla Frank. All items were animated by Andrew Carey and initial purchase of each token will include a physical copy of the David Shaw album on vinyl. Brows the various David Shaw NFT offerings here. If you’re unsure about the concept of NFTs in general, check out our handy guide here.
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Along with the details of the album, Shaw has released a new single, “Got Me Feeling Good”. While past singles from the new album, like the heated “Promised Land”, have zeroed in on serious subject matter, Shaw intentionally went in a lighter direction on new offering. With a simple, nostalgic theremin riff at the forefront and Shaw’s one-of-a-kind voice telling the story, this “walk down Shakedown Street” feels like just what the doctor ordered after a long, locked-down winter.
“It’s a feel-good party tune, plain and simple,” Shaw says of “Got Me Feeling Good”. “It’s such a heavy time in our world and I think people don’t always have the bandwidth right now for heavy. I know I don’t. Put something on that makes me feel good. That’s what I want, and that’s what I was going for with this song.” Listen to the new track below or stream it on the platform of your choice here.
David Shaw – “Got Me Feeling Good”
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David Shaw is now available to pre-order in CD and vinyl formats via Shaw’s website.