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Red Wanting Blue Stop at The Southgate House Revival

Photo Cred: Stephen Albanese

Columbus, Ohio’s indie rock stalwarts Red Wanting Blue have released the title track to their much-anticipated thirteenth studio album, the plaintively honest and self-aware song, “Light It Up”. The self-produced album is set for release on June 7 via Blue Élan Records. Years of non-stop touring have not only buoyed their ever-growing fan-base across the country but has also helped solidify the relationships within the band; making this new album their most cohesive yet, capturing the camaraderie of a band that’s built its entire career on the road, discovering (and rediscovering) itself one exultant, joyous, communal night at a time, and a testament to their enduring musical evolution.

Red Wanting Blue will be at The Southgate House Revival on Thursday, May 2nd!

Light It Up, Red Wanting Blue’s triumphant new LP feels like the start of a distinctly new chapter for the indie rock stalwarts, one built on complete and total creative liberation. Recorded in the hard-touring quintet’s native Ohio and produced for the first time by the band itself, the collection is a larger-than-life ode to hope and perseverance, a celebration of the fire we carry within and the commitment that keeps us going even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. The songs are all interconnected here, woven together through intros outros, and interludes that help propel them on a metaphorical journey through the dark of night, and the performances are as muscular as they are meticulous, fueled by addictive hooks and exhilarating instrumental work that shines on an even footing with Terry’s rich and magnetic vocals.

 Hailed as “Midwestern rock heroes” by American Songwriter, Red Wanting Blue has spent the better part of the last three decades on the road, blazing their unique trail through the American heartland and landing appearances everywhere from Letterman to NPR, garnering praise from the likes of Rolling Stone and Esquire, and climbing to #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart along the way.