Alternative pop band Never Shout Never, aka Christofer Drew and his fellow bandmates, will release their brand new, highly-anticipated studio album, entitled Black Cat, on August 7th via Warner Bros. Records. The album will be available for pre-order starting today, June 9th. The first single from the album “Hey! We OK,” will be available as an instant download for those who pre-order. Click here to pre-order Black Cat: http://smarturl.it/nsnblackcat
Christofer, now just 24 years old, has been writing, recording and touring for nearly a decade and has become one of the most respected young songwriting forces of his generation. He began writing the songs that would appear on Black Cat in 2013, and brought an arsenal of tunes with him to the studio in 2014. Working over several months in Los Angeles with producer, Dennis Herring (Elvis Costello, Modest Mouse) and the band, two things happened that were firsts for Never Shout Never: (1) Christofer welcomed both the band and Herring to write with him, and (2) he embraced a preproduction process that helped them to shape and mold the songs before recording. Both practices proved inspirational and vital to the full, epic sound of Black Cat.
“This is our first fully realized album,” says Christofer. “It felt like we had the training wheels on for a long time. I was a lot more open to ideas from other people than I ever have been which I feel is me hitting a certain maturity level. I had this epiphany that great things come from a lot of great minds coming together, and I was more open this time. I think it’s cool how it turned out; it’s maybe more pop than we expected but I dig it.”
BLACK CAT track-listing:
- Hey! We OK
- Fone Tag
- Red Balloon
- Happy New Year
- Awkward Conversations (Best Day)
- Black Cat
- Peace Song
- All Is Love
As previously announced, Never Shout Never will perform on the Main Stage all summer long during this year’s VANS Warped Tour, which kicks off on June 19th in Pomona, CA. NSN is a beloved staple of Warped, performing in 2010 and 2013. In addition to Christofer’s Main Stage performances and other fan interactions, he will host songwriting workshops in partnership with The Entertainment Institute during the tour. A limited number of fans that score access to the backstage event each day will have the chance to hear him talk about his upcoming album Black Cat in detail. For more information on this opportunity, please visit thinktei.com/nevershoutnever or http://vanswarpedtour.com/.