Rayland Baxter Releases ‘Rubberband Man’ Single

Watch the video for the second single from the singer-songwriter's pending 'If I Were A Butterfly' LP.

By Scott Bernstein Oct 5, 2022 9:27 am PDT

Singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter shared the new single “Rubberband Man” along with a Quincy Perkins-directed video for the track. The song is the latest preview of Baxter’s If I Were A Butterfly album, which arrives via ATO Records on November 4.

The 10-track follow-up to 2018’s Wide Awake was produced by Rayland Baxter, Tim O’Sullivan and Kai Welch. If I Were A Butterfly marks the Tennessee-bred Baxter’s fourth studio album. Rayland finished work on the LP shortly after the death of his father, pedal steel guitarist Bucky Baxter. Bucky, who had a long run in Bob Dylan’s band and was a member of Steve Earle’s Dukes, contributed to the LP before he died. Other collaborators include Shakey Graves, Alabama Shakes’ Zac Cockrell, members of Cage The Elephant, famed Motown drummer Miss Bobbye Hall and more.

  • Rayland Baxter Announces New Album ‘If I Were A Butterfly’ & Shares Single

    Rayland Baxter Announces New Album ‘If I Were A Butterfly’ & Shares Single

    Rayland Baxter detailed his fourth studio album, ‘If I Were A Butterfly,’ and shared its title track.

If I Were A Butterfly was mainly recorded at Thunder Sound, an abandoned rubber band factory in Kentucky that was transformed into a studio. “Rubberband Man” comes in tribute to the facility. “There’s rubber bands all over the property at Thunder Sound,” Baxter explained. “in the earth, in the concrete, used as insulation for the studio. I took a mishmash of images in my head, these flash scenarios, and wrote a short, fun song that’s really about staying flexible and rolling with the punches.”

Watch Rayland Baxter star in the “Rubberband Man” video below:

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