PREMIERED WITH FLAUNT
Kaplan’s Full-Length Debut Solo Album FLOATING ON A DREAM Produced by Shooter Jennings Out Now Via Fantasy Records
Rising singer-songwriter Avi Kaplan today shared the official video for “I’m Only Getting Started,” a heartfelt message of self-reliance and rebirth that is featured on his critically acclaimed debut solo album, Floating On A Dream, recently released via Fantasy Records.
Watch the official video for “I’m Only Getting Started”: HERE
Listen and buy Floating On A Dream: HERE
The video was premiered by Flaunt Magazine, who stated,
“The melancholy yet passionate video portrays Kaplan in a myriad of dramatic sets, all washed over in a monochrome lens. The groundbreaking folk instrumentals accompanied by Kaplan’s intentional delivery evoke a poignant emotion that will undoubtedly make listeners feel as if they’re “floating on a dream.”
Produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Shooter Jennings, (Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker, American Aquarium) and mixed by Trina Shoemaker, (Brandi Carlile, Queens Of The Stone Age, Sheryl Crow,) Floating On A Dream is rendered in long shadows and moody high relief reflecting Kaplan’s Californian roots and fascination with the American West.
The album has already received an abundance of praise from across the musical spectrum including No Depression: “a successful debut LP that establishes him as a burgeoning country talent,” FLOOD: “Sounds trailblazed by artists like Lee Hazlewood, Ray LaMontagne, and Shooter Jennings,” PopMatters: “They choose to see the heavens and sonically take us with them,”: the Tennessean: “a powerful confession driven by his warm, deep-voiced delivery,” American Songwriter: “makes you remember you have a heart, literally and metaphorically,” and country tastemaker publication Holler, who gave the album an 8.5/10 album review, stating, “As its name and imploring title track implies, there truly is a sense of ‘Floating on a Dream’ throughout this unforgettable introduction to an artist whose initial offering will be tough to better.” Additionally NPR’s Weekend Edition profile stated, “Avi Kaplan’s won recognition and Grammys for his work in the acapella group, Pentatonix. With his first solo album, this baritone reveals his full range.”
Country, blues, soul, tribal drums, and a touch of gospel underpins Floating On A Dream’s elemental acoustic driven rock, but at the core there is that voice. From a haunting falsetto to its deepest bass tones, Kaplan’s instrument is unlike anything else in modern music. While a few of these songs were penned shortly after Kaplan’s departure from Pentatonix in 2017; most were written specifically for this project. What ties them together is the richness and fluidity of his incredible vocal range.
Deepening a musical evolution that began with 2020’s, I’ll Get By EP and carried through last year’s single, “Song for the Thankful,” Floating On A Dream explores Kaplan’s myriad influences and broadens his artistry into thrilling new territory.
WATCH “ALL IS WELL” VIDEO
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Kaplan also announced a headline tour across the U.S. this fall. Find the full routing below.
Floating On A Dream – track list:
AVI KAPLAN ON TOUR:
September 9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Music Hall & Cafe
September 10 – Ferndale, MI – Magic Bag
September 12 – Toronto, ON – The Velvet Underground
September 13 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
September 14 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
September 16 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Cafe & Music Hall
September 17 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
September 18 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
September 20 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
September 22 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
September 23 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler Theater
September 24 – Austin, TX – The 04 Center
November 29 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Music Hall
November 30 – Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone Berkeley
December 2 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
December 3 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
December 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
December 6 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
December 8 – Omaha, NE – Slow Down
December 9 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
December 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
December 11 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall