Jason Isbell Guitarist Sadler Vaden Announces New Solo Album
Sadler Vaden, guitarist for Jason Isbell's 400 Unit, will release a new album of his own in 2020. Anybody Out There? will be Vaden's second solo project.
Due out on March 6, via Dirty Mag Records / Thirty Tigers, Anybody Out There? finds Vaden exploring the challenges of connecting with others in today's world. Readers can press play above to hear one of its 10 tracks, "Next to You," which Vaden tells Billboard is "a little autobiographical."
"When you sign up to do this and want to dedicate your whole life to it, you don't think about when there's another person involved and how that's going to affect them. It's a constant dance of doing your best as a partner to keep your relationship in good health," he adds. "The narrator wants this person they love to know they're always going to be there -- even if they're not actually there."
Vaden self-produced Anybody Out There?, which was engineered by Paul Ebersold and mastered by Richard Dodd. "I really wanted to make a concise, strong-sounding rock 'n' roll album that wasn't like a garage-y type of thing but wasn't too polished -- somewhere between those things, like, say, a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers type of record where things are thought out but there's still some life to the parts," Vaden shares. "I think it went pretty well, and I'm pretty proud of the outcome."
Anybody Out There? follows Vaden's 2016 self-titled solo debut album, as well as some stand-alone singles. He'll be playing a show at Nashville's Mercy Lounge on March 7 in support of the album, and says more tour dates are coming.
Sadler Vaden, Anybody Out There? Track Listing:
1. "Next to You"
2. "Don’t Worry"
3. "Golden Child"
4. "Anybody Out There?"
5. "Curtain Call"
6. "Modern Times"
7. "Peace + Harmony"
8. "Good Man"
9. "Be Here, Right Now"
10. "Tried and True"
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