AVI KAPLAN’S DEBUT SOLO ALBUM FLOATING ON A DREAM PRODUCED BY SHOOTER JENNINGS OUT NOW VIA FANTASY RECORDS

U.S. Tour Begins May 21st at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley 

Dates Include New York’s LPR and L.A. Troubadour

Additional Tour Dates Announced Through September, November and December with Dates in Atlanta GA, Austin TX, Portland OR, Seattle, WA and More

Rising singer-songwriter Avi Kaplan today released his highly anticipated debut solo album, Floating On A Dream, via Fantasy Records. Listen and purchase HERE 

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 beautifully 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 early buzz, among them 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 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 is set to profile Kaplan tomorrow, Saturday, May 21st.

Kaplan explores matters of the heart, truth, morality, and the search for relevance across the album’s 11 original tracks. There’s country, blues, soul, tribal drums, and a touch of gospel underpinning his 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 vocal range, which may even surprise longtime fans.

This week, Under The Radar was the latest to premiere a track, the revealing “When I’m A Fool,” listen HERE.  Of the track, Kaplan stated, “The production and instrumentation of “When I’m A Fool” was greatly inspired by one of my favorite bands in the world, Tinariwen. The electric guitar and tribal drums are an homage to the unbelievable sound they’ve created. “When I’m A Fool” is about admitting when you’re wrong. It sheds light on the idea that when you’re in the heat of the moment, you don’t always say or do the things that are truly in your heart. Sometimes the fire inside of you can burn the ones that you love but owning up to it and learning from that mistake can soothe the wound that it created.”

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 wide sonic palette and rootsy influences and broadens his artistry into thrilling new territory. Throughout the LP’s soaring choruses and deep valley passages, Shooter Jennings’ steadfast musical foundation helps keep Kaplan’s amazing voice, which has drawn comparisons from classic country crooner Lee Hazelwood to folk legend Richie Havens, firmly in place.

WATCH THE “ALL IS WELL” VIDEO FEAT. JOY WILLIAMS 

Kaplan also announced a headline tour across the U.S. Find the full routing below.

Floating On A Dream – Track List:

  1. First Place I Go
  2. Floating On A Dream
  3. On My Way
  4. He Don’t Love You Right
  5. I’m Only Getting Started
  6. Try To Get It Right
  7. I Can’t Lie
  8. All Is Well (feat. Joy Williams)
  9. Into The Blue
  10. When I’m A Fool
  11. My Queen
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Photo credit: Breanna Fish

TOUR DATES:
May 21 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley
May 23 – Washington, DC – The Miracle Theatre
May 24 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
May 25 – New York, NY – LPR
May 27 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
May 28 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
May 29 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar Cultural Center
June 1 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
June 2 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads
June 4 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
June 6 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
June 8 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
June 9 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour

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

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