Memphis soul powerhouse Southern Avenue has announced the coming release of Be The Love You Want, the band’s latest full-length studio effort. The album, co-produced by multiple Grammy-winner Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Deer Tick, Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene) and Southern Avenue guitarist Ori Naftaly, is due out on August 27th, 2021 via Renew Records/BMG.

While much of Southern Avenue’s previous material was written by Tierinii and Ori, Be The Love You Want features songwriting collaborations with the likes of multiple Grammy-winning pop superstar Jason Mraz and certified Platinum producer Michael Goldwasser from Easy Star All-Stars on “Move Into The Light”, a churning, funk-blasted burner.

In addition to contributing to “Push Now”, North Mississippi Allstars’ Cody Dickinson collaborated with the band on “Push Now” and “Heathen Hearts”. The songwriting core grew within the band as well, as drummer Tikyra Jackson and bassist Evan Sarver collaborated to co-write “Let’s Get It Together” and “Pressure.”

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The songwriting crew for Southern Avenue grew from within the band on Be The Love You Want, as well. Album tracks “Let’s Get It Together” and “Pressure” were collaboratively written by drummer Tikyra Jackson and bassist Evan Sarver.

”We’re so excited to kick off the summer with ‘Push Now,’” says Southern Avenue frontwoman Tierinii Jackson, who co-wrote the track. “It’s for every wild heart out there willing to fight to create their own opportunities, instead of riding the wave of life’s circumstances. We hope this song gets you hyped, and ready to take on everything the universe throws at you!”

Laced with horn blasts, Naftaly’s searing blues guitar, and a belt-worth hook, the new track has the soulful flavor of the Southern Avenue fans known and love with an exciting new level of attention to sonic detail. Listen to “Push Now” by Southern Avenue below and pre-order your copy of Be The Love You Want here.

Southern Avenue – “Push Now”

[Video: Southern Avenue Music]

Southern Avenue is hitting the road throughout the summer in support of the new record. See below for a full list of upcoming Southern Avenue tour dates. For ticketing information and more details, head to the band’s website.

Southern Avenue 2021 – 2022 Tour Dates

6/12 @ Riverfront Nights | Chattanooga, TN
6/27 @ Levitt Pavillion | Arlington, TX
7/2 @ Rural Hill Nature Preserve | Huntersville, NC w/ JJ Grey & Mofro
7/3 @ Iroquois Amphitheater | Louisville, KY w/ JJ Grey & Mofro
7/21 @ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park | Rochester, MN
7/22 @ Music at the Meridian | Yankton, SD
7/23 @ Levitt at the Falls | Sioux Falls, SD
7/24 @ Holland Center | Omaha, NE
8/19 @ Brooklyn Bowl | Nashville, TN w/ Maggie Rose
8/21 @ Summer Camp Music Festival | Chillicothe, IL
8/27 @ Performance Pavilion at Sweetwater | Fort Wayne, IN w/ Samantha Fish
8/28 @ Levitt Pavilion | Dayton, OH
8/29 @ Railbird Music Festival | Lexington, KY
9/10 & 11 @ Big Blues Bender | Las Vegas, NV
9/18 @ Shipyard Festival | Cape Girardeau, MO
9/26 @ Roots N Blues Festival | Columbia, MO
10/1 @ Mempho Festival | Memphis, TN
10/8 @ Clay Center for the Arts | Charleston, WV
1/22 – 26 @ Panic en la Playa | Riviera Maya, Mexico
1/29 – 2/5 @ Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise | Eastern Caribbean

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