Premieres music video for "Hacienda" on Parade
Singer, songwriter, frontman and now solo artist, Kevin Griffin, will release his first full-length solo album, Anywhere You Go, to be released on October 4 via BMG. Griffin premiered the music video for his single “Hacienda” featured on Parade. Watch the video below:
The album is available for pre-order, and fans will receive an instant download of “Hacienda” when they pre-order. Click here to pre-order.
“I took a last-minute getaway to Mexico and found myself down in Tulum with an assortment of strange characters who all seemed to be running from something. I wrote the song the same day I shot the Mexico portions of my video. That usually never happens. Then I shot the LA portions one afternoon on Hollywood Boulevard and saw a lot of the same characters that I did in the jungles of Mexico. The whole video was shot on my iPhone X, so the viewer is experiencing what I am experiencing,” says Griffin in a press release.
Griffin continues with “my guiding rule was to do something different; to just do the opposite of my first instinct. I wanted to bring all the music that I’m moved by into a collection of songs that didn’t pull from my usual bag of tricks. I started with no expectations, considerations, or concessions other than just wanting to make music that I loved, and I think because of that the whole process has been a joy. I wanted to make a collection of the music that inspires me-from when I was a kid in the seventies to the songs I hear on Spotify playlists now. The title speaks to that. Sonically, the songs go in a lot of different places.”
Griffin is also known as the hit 90s rock group frontman for Better Than Ezra, who had success with their 1995 album Deluxe and went double platinum, featuring the number one hit single, “Good.” Further hits were with gold-selling Friction, Baby in 1997, with singles “Desperately Wanting,” 2001’s Closer with “Lifetime,” and “Extra Ordinary,” and 2005’s Before The Robots. The latest album released in 2014, All Together Now, and launched the hit “Crazy Lucky.”
As a songwriter, the New Orleans native stands out as a five-time BMI Pop Award winner and ARIAA Award winner. Moreover, he has landed multiple number ones, including Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue” and Howie Day’s “Collide.” Other credits span cuts for Christina Perri, Train, The Struts, Barenaked Ladies, Blondie, James Blunt, Moon Taxi, and many more with his cumulative tally of album and song sales exceeding 30 million copies.
He also co-founded and remains a partner in the popular Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival now in its fifth year. Past performers have included Justin Timberlake and Foo Fighters to name a few.
ANYWHERE YOU GO TOUR DATES
Oct. 3 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Oct. 4 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Oct. 8 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
Oct. 9 – Chicago, IL – City Winery
Oct. 12 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater
Oct. 13 – Houston, TX – Heights Theater
Oct. 24 – Franklin, TN – Franklin Theater
Oct. 25 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
Oct. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
Nov. 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café
Nov. 6 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove
Nov. 7 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove
Nov. 15 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
Nov. 16 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s House Club
Nov. 18 – Boston, MA – City Winery
Nov. 19 – Boston, MA – City Winery
Nov. 19 – Washington, D.C. – City Winery
Nov. 20 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head
Dec. 3 – 8 – BMI Maui Event
Source: Press Release