The debut solo full-length from Southeast Engine’s frontman Adam Remnant hit the record stores and our hearts on the 17th of August. The album carries the name Sourwood, it was released by Anyway Records and it turned out be just as good as I had hoped for. Which is a lot said considering Southeast Engine’s strong back catalogue and the awesome 2016 solo EP When I Was A Boy.
I don’t have any first hand knowledge of what it is like to live a family life in a small midwestern town, but I suppose it isn’t a whole lot different. The album feels very relatable for anyone who has stepped into the adulthood realities and while still being fairly content and appreciative about it all, also has the longing to pursue additional dreams as long as they don’t break that core that matters the most. It’s a true and honest reflection that comes in a shape of a beautiful folk/rock album that Adam Remnant recorded in his home studio. Extremely highly recommended. Here’s a couple of live videos of songs from the album. The gorgeous album opener She Has A Way of Finding Me Out and the almost hymn-like Carpenter’s Daughter.