Listen to “Healing”: HERE
Watch the Official Video: HERE
Rising singer-songwriter Avi Kaplan today shared “Healing,” the renowned vocalist’s first new music since the release of his acclaimed 2022 LP, Floating On A Dream. A deeply soulful message of hope for a world in distress, the intimate, raw piano ballad centers on Kaplan’s incomparably expressive vocal performance, a gravitational force-of-nature that imbues the song with liberation and release. Listen to “Healing” HERE and watch the official music video HERE.
Avi Kaplan on “Healing”:
“The world has seen so much hurt. We are constantly bombarded by tragedy after tragedy all over the world. Current times are no different and hit especially deep for me and for many. All we can do as a human race is heal and move forward. This is a song about exactly that. The human condition. It was written, produced, arranged, and sung to be a cathartic experience for the listener. I hope people are able to have a good cry, heal and keep moving forward. I hope it is a balm for the soul in these tough times. After all is said and done my deepest hope for my music is that it can truly help people.”
Co-produced by Kaplan along with Reid Leslie and recorded at Summit Sound Studio in Nashville, TN, “Healing,” was written by Avi Kaplan, Trent Dabbs, and Jeremy Bose and features, Kaplan (vocals, background vocals), Josh Blaylock (keyboards, FX), Reid Leslie (percussion) and Daniel Ellsworth (piano, organ).
The new track is Kaplan’s first release since 2022’s Shooter Jennings-produced LP, Floating on a Dream. The album received praise from across the musical spectrum including No Depression: “A successful debut LP that establishes Kaplan as a burgeoning 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.”
Kaplan is currently working on new music for release in 2024. Look for new tour dates to also be announced soon.