Alternative pop band Never Shout Never, aka Christofer Drew, has revealed a new track from its upcoming album Black Cat, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on August 7th. “Red Balloon” is available as of today via all digital retailers. Those who pre-order the album will also receive an instant download of “Red Balloon,” along with the album’s first single, “Hey! We OK.” Click here to pre-order Black Cat:.
“‘Red Balloon’ tells a story of a balloon that’s alone, ashamed and tied down to all of its troubles and worries in the world,” Drew says. “A storm comes through the town, the storm being harsh reality, and that kinda becomes the catalyst for flying away, getting unhooked from the storm. And when it goes up into the sky it sees everything from up high and realizes that everything’s connected and pretty much sees the bigger picture. That song is my favorite, lyrically, because it tells the whole story of awakening.”
Also today, Drew and his NSN bandmates are featured on an episode of “At Guitar Center” Web Series, which includes an interview and exclusive live performance.
In other NSN news, Christofer Drew has just confirmed a special appearance at the AP Music Awards on July 22, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. The event will be broadcast on AXS.TV.
And finally, a brand-new NSN T-shirt arrives in the band’s official online store today. The T-shirt is 100% cotton and hand tie-dyed in a kaleidoscopic spiral pattern and features the phrase “ALL CATS ARE EQUAL.” Christofer says, “We are all humans and we all deserve love and respect. ‘All Cats Are Equal’ is my playful way of associating our album title to the topic of equality. My credo is Love for all, and all for love.” Purchase available today: http://bit.ly/1LYMUg6
Never Shout Never is currently performing on the Main Stage during this year’s VANS Warped Tour. In addition, Drew is hosting songwriting workshops in partnership with The Entertainment Institute during the tour. A limited number of fans who score access to the backstage event each day will have the chance to hear him talk about Black Cat in detail. For more information on this opportunity, please visit thinktei.com/nevershoutnever