Yesterday, Blind Pilot announced a new album and shared a first single, “Umpqua Rushing,” from the effort. “Umpqua Rushing” is frontman Israel Nebeker’s response to a string of tragedies in his personal life, including the death of his father. The album, And Then Like Lions, is slated for August 12 release through ATO Records and is deeply rooted in Nebeker’s personal life, memories and heritage. And Then Like Lions comes nearly five years since the release of their second album, We Are The Tide.
“I think of this album as a conversation about different kinds of loss and the courage we find when we face loss honestly, cracked open and unsure of what we will become. Which is the only real way to face it,” Nebeker says in a statement.
Listen to “Umpqua Rushing” and view the album artwork, featuring a childhood gift from Nebeker’s father, below. Check out tour dates here.