The Avett Brothers Annouce New Album ‘Closer Than Together’ & Share Single

By Scott Bernstein Jun 13, 2019 9:17 am PDT

The Avett Brothers will release a new studio album entitled Closer Than Together via American/Republic on October 4. The North Carolina-based Americana act unveiled “High Steppin'” from the LP and issued a note penned by Seth Avett about the content found in the songs on the follow-up to 2016’s True Sadness.

“The Avett Brothers will probably never make a sociopolitical record. But if we did, it might sound something like this,” Seth wrote about the forthcoming Closer Than Together. He mentioned that the LP was informed by the events transpiring around the band and explained that “there is no massive departure from our continued artistic language.”

“Choices are limited as you get older,” Scott Avett said to Rolling Stone Country about “High Steppin'” and the factors that led to the creation of the song. “Maybe limited by what you’ve learned. Maybe limited because you know that you’ve committed to things, and with that comes limitations. “Each year that goes by, if you’re really longing to observe and be aware, which I am, you just start observing how fleeting [life] is. That darkness that’s sort of right there all the time that’s waiting to take over … adds to the riskiness of it,” Avett added about a tune that started out as a “straight-ahead country song” but transformed after the band began experimenting in the studio. Listen to “High Steppin'” below:

Watch the “High Steppin'” video, which premieredvia Rolling Stone:

Read a note from Seth Avett about the band’s new album:

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