Unsigned CD + Patch
$13.99

  • Unsigned CD + Patch

Unsigned CD + Patch
$13.99

BUNDLE INCLUDES:
- Dying Star CD
- Fully embroidered round crow patch (3” diameter)
- All instant grat tracks

The full-length debut from singer/songwriter Ruston Kelly, Dying Star is a document of self-destruction and salvation. With a storytelling sensibility that constantly shifts from candid to poetic, the Nashville-based artist details his experience with addiction, which included time in rehab and an overdose in early 2016. Rooted in a delicately sculpted sound that shows every nuance of his vocal delivery, Dying Star captures all the chaos and heartbreak on the way to finding redemption. Kelly co-produced Dying Star with Jarrad K (Kate Nash, Weezer), enlisting local musicians like singer/songwriter Natalie Hemby, Joy Williams (formerly of the Civil Wars), Kacey Musgraves (Kelly’s wife), and Abby Sevigny (Kelly’s sister) to bring the album’s gracefully melodic, guitar-driven arrangements to life. With each song centered on lucid self-examination, Kelly shapes his narrative with equal parts singer/songwriter confessionalism and punk-rock irreverence. “A lot of my music is focused on suffering, or trying to understand the human condition through the lens of suffering,” he says. “Which probably sounds totally depressing, but it’s actually the flipside of that. Sometimes you’ve gotta go into that darkness—you need to get lost and then figure out for yourself how to find your way back. That’s the only way we can find pure joy, and really be thankful for the life we’ve been given.”

RELEASE DATE:
Sept 7th, 2018

TRACK LIST:
1. Cover My Tracks (3:27)
2. Mockingbird (4:38)
3. Son Of A Highway Daughter (3:37)
4. Paratrooper’s Battle Cry (4:00)
5. Faceplant (3:43)
6. Blackout (4:26)
7. Big Brown Bus (4:56)
8. Mercury (3:19)
9. Anchors (4:10)
10. Just For The Record (3:42)
11. Trying To Let Her (3:28)
12. Jericho (2:53)
13. Dying Star (5:26)
14. Brightly Burst (1:34)

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