March 21, 2017 | By Angela Stefano
Nashville-based Americana outfit Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors are premiering their new song “California” exclusively for readers of The Boot. Click play below to hear the song.
Written by Holcomb, “California” was inspired by its namesake, the West Coast state that the singer-songwriter calls “a magical place.” Holcomb has been visiting California since the age of 17, “and I can’t, and don’t want to, quit it.”
“Honeymooned in Monterey and San Francisco, family vacation driving Highway 1 all the way from the mountains down to San Diego, shows at the Troubadour and Hotel Cafe. We saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Radiohead in Golden Gate Park and walked home that night all the way to our hotel in Union Square. The wine in Napa, the lakes near Yosemite,” Holcomb, a Memphis native, reminisces to The Boot. “The food. The people. The lights. The music. It’s all there.”
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors last released a new album, Medicine, in 2015; that disc reached the Top 15 on Billboard‘s Folk and Rock charts, so the bar is high for the band’s forthcoming project, Souvenir. Set for release on Friday (March 24), Souvenir was recorded in East Nashville and produced by Joe Pisapia and Ian Fitchuk, who also produced Medicine.
Listen to Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, “California”: