Briston Maroney has announced the release of his new single “Freeway.” Produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen), the song is joined by a cinematic official music video shot along the Maine coastline and directed by the Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s longtime visual collaborator, Joey Brodnax.
Today’s release marks the second off Maroney’s forthcoming 2021 debut LP. Released in August, the album’s first single – “Deep Sea Diver” – was met with critical acclaim.
Produced by Congleton and co-written with Dan Wilson (Leon Bridges, Adele, The Chicks), “Deep Sea Diver” also arrived with a Brodnax-directed companion video.
“Deep Sea Diver” was the first new release from Briston since his acclaimed third EP Miracle, released at the top of 2020. Produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys), that project was highlighted by tracks “Chattanooga” and “The Garden.”
This year has also seen the extraordinary resurgence of Maroney’s “Freakin’ Out On the Interstate.” First released via Maroney’s Carnival EP (2018), the song has gained serious traction as of late, garnering more than a million streams a week and bringing the Knoxville-native’s catalog up over 50 million global streams – all prior to the release of his debut album.
In July, Maroney released an acoustic rendition of the track, as well as a full-band performance – both recorded live at Nashville’s Alex the Great recording studio and directed by Brodnax. The song had previously been recorded for a performance for World Café live at WXPN Studios in Philadelphia.
Watch the video for “Freeway” below.
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