For Nashville’s Judah & the Lion, the last two years should've been the best of their lives. But as everything was coming together for them, singer-guitarist Judah Akers' family was falling apart in a hail of alcoholism and affairs, death and divorce. From that tension comes Pep Talks, the trio's third LP (May 3 2019 via Cletus the Van/Caroline), an introspective look into Akers’ pain and the hope that picked him up. Pep Talks follows the breakthrough success of sophomore LP, Folk Hop N Roll - the album spawned triumphant 2017 Platinum-selling single "Take It All Back" which topped the alternative songs chart for three weeks in a row, paving the way for a Best New Rock/Alternative Artist win at the 2018 iHeartRadio Awards, numerous TV appearances, tours with twenty one pilots, Incubus, Kaleo, Jimmy Eat World, headlining sets at festivals across the globe and more. Pep Talks lead single “Over my head” rocketed to Alternative Radio’s Top 10 earlier this year and made its small screen debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this March. The band also made debut appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers and NBC’s TODAY ahead of the album’s release. With 313 million global streams under their belts, their biggest headlining tour on the horizon for fall and latest single “Why Did You Run?” quickly climbing the charts, 2019 is poised to lift Judah & the Lion to new heights.