BIG STIR RECORDS and SPYDERPOP RECORDS are proud to welcome Texas power pop legend LANNIE FLOWERS back “Home”. To celebrate the July 23 digital and physical relaunch of Lannie's acclaimed album HOME, we're releasing the title track as a standalone single for the very first time, paired with a new and exclusive version of the album track “My Street”. The single is out day and date with the album relaunch, up for pre-order at bigstirrecords.bandcamp.com
now and streaming everywhere along with the album on the street date.
Home, the album, was rated the best album of the year on 2019 by Goldmine Magazine's John Borack among many other year-end honors and rave reviews. The title track, part of the fabric of the deeply touching song cycle that gives the album its structure, is a slice of classic '60s-flavored guitar-and-piano pop dripping with sweet melancholy and harmonies. “I started writing the chorus for 'Home' years ago, when I was on the road all the time. I would know that I was home when I was sleeping,” explains Flowers. “The verses were basically about situations you get into and wanting to get out and go home. As a kid, I remembered sitting in class looking at the clock. Counting down the minutes until I could get out go home. As you get older, it’s the same way, being at work or some situation that you don’t want to be in. You just want to go home.” The infectious chorus and jaw-droppingly gorgeous bridge make the tune pop just as much as a radio-ready single as the integral part of the overarching story it is on the album.
“My Street (Nashville Version” is a previously unreleased alternate version of the album's wistful, mostly-acoustic reflection on neighborhood life. The new version adds a gently insistent groove courtesy of drummer Scott Trammel and sweetly twangy guitar from Nashville studio ace Pat Buchanan. The tune itself, Lannie says, “was written while I was watching the weather one evening and it seemed like it always rained all around my area, but never at my house, while my yard was dying a horrible death. Then I realized I couldn’t write a whole song about that. I just sat on the front porch and wrote about what was happening on my street.” What he captures is instantly relatable in either version, and it's classic Lannie.
Both tracks serve as a windows into the depths of melody, emotion and songcraft that made the album such a favorite with critics and longtime Lannie Flowers fans the first time out. We're excited to hear them -- and the whole record -- on the airwaves where they belong, winning over the hearts of new listeners finding their way to Home for the first time.
released January 1, 2016