“Faster”, the new album from Liam Brew is released this Friday June 28th. The 10 track release was produced by good mate, Rusty Crook in Sydney and on the NSW Central Coast, features three self-penned tracks and a duet with current Toyota Star Maker Kaylee Bell – the pair have recorded ‘Is It Raining At Your House?’ – the Vern Gosdin written track which was previously released by Brad Paisley.
The first single to be lifted from the album, ‘She’s Gone’, was serviced to radio earlier this month. ““She’s Gone” is an exciting single for me, a bit more serious than my previous releases, a bit more traditional and also something that is from my pen,” says the artist that was born in Sydney’s western suburbs and grew up on QLD’s Sunshine Coast.
“Faster” is the follow-up to the debut album “Wild Heart” as part of Liam’s prize when he was named Toyota Star Maker in January 2009. Since then the College Of Country Music graduate has been asked to join some of Australia’s finest in concert – Adam Brand, James Blundell, The Sunny Cowgirls, Lee Kernaghan and The McClymonts. Opening the inaugural CMC Rocks The Hunter festival and sharing the bill with US superstars Alan Jackson, Joe Nichols & Jack Ingram plus Aussie heavyweights Kasey Chambers & Troy Cassar-Daley was a career highlight.
With the album ready for release, the Brisbane-based performer reflects, “this album is such an important step in my career. It’s a diverse bunch of songs but I think it’s a great depiction of the type of stuff I grew up on and the stuff I love playing as an artist, so I hope that shows in the record when people hear it”.
Coinciding with the album’s release Liam joins fellow Toyota Star Maker alumni Travis Collins, Luke Austen and Luke Dickens for the ‘Turn The Page Tour’ – the tour was born after the four artists recorded the Bob Seger classic of the same name. The concert tour kicks off tomorrow night at the Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club in Sydney’s west and will include 20 shows across NSW and QLD with plans to extend to other states later in the year – for full tour dates: TURN THE PAGE TOUR
“Liam’s not afraid to wear his country colours with pride, and still rocks with the best of them. Solid second effort” – Matthew Lawrence, Country Music Capital News
“Faster” is distributed by WJO Distribution
Available from all good physical and digital stores from Friday June 28th