Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have offered up a live version of the band’s newest single, “Throwin’ Away Your Love”. The latest track from the Dave Cobb-produced A Few Stars Apart dropped last Friday, a week ahead of the album’s full release via Fantasy Records on June 11th.
Nelson’s ability to write his lonesome twangy songs is one he inherited genealogically but went ahead and continued to develop into his own unique style. With the Promise of the Real behind him, Nelson deeper explores the alt-country rock genre that he has helped to pioneer.
“It took me a really long time to come back to the home in my heart,” Nelson said of the year spent in quarantine that inspired A Few Stars Apart. “In a physical sense, that’s Texas and Hawaii. But in a spiritual sense as well—I think I finally decided not to run from who I am and who I am destined to be. First and foremost, that’s a songwriter. That’s what this record means to me. There’s a story being told through the whole record. A story about connection and coming home.”
Watch Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real perform the band’s new single, “Throwin’ Away Your Love”. A Few Stars Apart is out on Friday, click here to pre-order.
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – “Throwin’ Away Your Love” (Live Performance)
[Video: Lukas Nelson]
On Wednesday, Nelson also announced a run of four album release shows. The intimate concerts will see Nelson & Promise of the Real perform at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado (6/16)—the first show at the venue since before the pandemic—as well as Martyrs in Chicago (6/19); Basement East in Nashville (6/23); and Antone’s in their hometown of Austin (6/26). The ensemble is also part of the lineup at the Grand Ole Opry on June 22nd. Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale Friday, June 11th at 10 a.m. local time via the band’s website.