The 4-Track EP Features Expansive Alternate Mixes and a Cover of the Bill Withers Classic “Lean On Me”

Kaplan’s “Change On The Rise” Is Featured Theme Song For The Brand-New Documentary Podcast Series Relative Unknown

“Since returning to music on his own terms, the songs have poured out of him with his vocals shifting from power-bass, to reveal a more nuanced voice, with extended range, rich, tender and abounding.” — American Songwriter

 Today, rising singer-songwriter Avi Kaplan has released the Lean On Me EP, a 4-track set featuring alternate mixes of “It Knows Me,” and “Chains,” (from his acclaimed Mike Mogis produced debut EP, I’ll Get By) along with fan favorite “Aberdeen” and his recent cover of Bill Withers’ classic, “Lean On Me”. The Lean On Me EP will be available on limited edition etched vinyl via Avi’s online store and indie retailers later this fall.  Purchase/Listen to the Lean On Me EP HERE.

On I’ll Get By, Kaplan’s debut EP for Fantasy Records released in February 2020, the former Pentatonix star shares personal stories about love, anxiety, loss, and his time growing up in the California Redwoods. With a range of sounds from soul to bluegrass, the songs were cast with acoustic guitar, pedal steel, organ and deep groove percussion that beautifully complements Kaplan’s haunting, otherworldly vocal ability. Melding early influences such as Bill Withers and Paul Simon with the textured, contemporary sounds of Fleet Foxes and Hozier, Kaplan’s striking introduction marks him as one of music’s most exciting new arrivals.  

Additionally, Kaplan’s “Change on the Rise” is the featured theme song for a brand-new documentary podcast series called, Relative Unknown. A real-life tale of murder, mayhem, crime and family secrets, Relative Unknown is currently climbing Apple Podcast’s Top Charts.

Although hard at work on new music for 2021, Kaplan’s fall European tour has been postponed to next year due to the continuing challenges of COVID-19. New shows have been added in Zurich, Warsaw, and Brussels and are on sale now.  Updated routing is below. For tickets and information, please visit https://www.avikaplanofficial.com/.


Lean On Me EP Track List:

  1. It Knows Me (Alt Version)
  2. Chains (Alt Version)
  3. Aberdeen (Alt Version)
  4. Lean On Me


Avi Kaplan Fall 2021 European Tour Dates

10/27 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Small Hall                               
10/29 – Hamburg, DE – Grunspan
10/30 – Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
10/31 – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen                    
11/2 – Munich, DE – Backstage
11/3 – Zurich, CH – Plaza
11/4 – Vienna, AT – Arena Wien                       
11/6 – Krakow, PL – Kwadrat
11/7 – Warsaw, PL – Proxima
11/8 – Prague, CZ – Palac Akropolis                               
11/10 – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVrendenburg Pandora
11/11 – Nijmegen, NL – Doornroosje
11/12 – Brussels, BE – AB Flex                                                                                     
11/18 – London, UK – Lafayette
11/20 – Manchester, UK – Band On The Wall 

Photo Credit: Bree Marie Fish


Follow Avi Kaplan:

Youtube @ Avi Kaplan Music

Twitter @ avi_kaplan

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