We’re excited to bring you the advance stream of David Ramirez’s The Rooster, a killer new EP from the popular Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter. It’s the followup to last year’s Apologies, which debuted at #2 on iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts. The highlight? The tightly-harmonized “Forgiven,” which offers a road warrior’s take on the audience-performer relationship.
Check out Ramirez’s special message to those listening along below:
I’m in love. If you haven’t heard the rumors then you’ll know the truth after hearing The Rooster. The Rooster will be released (exclusively on iTunes) on May 6th and in many ways is a turning point for me musically and mentally. I mention a rooster in track four “Don’t Call Me Cryin,” and once that line came to be I couldn’t shake the idea of using that name.
In September of last year I released a full length album titled Apologies. It was a very “heart on the sleeve” journey through some of my regrets and remorse. I’ve healed since then in a lot of ways and I have an itch to discuss it. A Rooster, as we know, introduces the dawn. It’s an opportunity for us to try again; to be new.
Although I’m now writing more about love, this isn’t an upbeat pop record. I’m still carrying my low-tempo melancholy self through these beautiful new moments. “Fire of Time” is a confession of who I’ve become but resolves with being reminded who I was and who I can be. “The Bad Days” is an acknowledgement that love itself isn’t enough. There will be days we can’t stand one another but it takes work and effort if we intend to see our love through. “Glory” is a beautiful lullaby. Sweet, simple, and lovely. I revisit some old themes in “Don’t Call Me Cryin,” and “The Forgiven” is entirely new ground for me where I discuss my observations in the relationship between an audience and their artists.
David Ramirez Tour Dates:
5/09 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
5/10 – Austin, TX @ Cactus Cafe (Album Release Show)
5/11 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
5/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room *
5/23 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ McCabes Guitar Shop *
5/25 – Ventura, CA @ Zooey’s *
5/26 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Club *
5/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord *
5/30 – Portland, OR @ White Eagle Saloon *
5/31 – Seattle, WA @ Q Cafe *
6/01 – Wenatchee, WA @ Cafe Mela *
6/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
6/05 – Denver, CO @ The Soiled Dove *
6/06 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown *
6/07 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE *
6/08 – St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway *
6/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar *
* w/ Jay Nash