Satsang Fall Apart While Everything Is Coming Together

The Montana outfit share the latest preview of their Flower From The Fray album.

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Satsang are coming unglued as life is Coming Together on their latest roots-pop single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The latest preview of the Montana outfit’s new album Flowers From The Fray — due Sept. 9 — Coming Together is a reflective track about growth, maturity, and balancing professional success with personal turmoil.

“I was having a hard time kind of grasping how I had come so far in my life in career and still had so many problems and emotional baggage,” singer-songwriter Drew McManus reflects. “How everything, on paper, was coming together — but I felt like I was falling apart. Kind of pleading ‘I’ve been doing all the things, when can it be easy?’ And ultimately finding humor in the idea that the obstacles continue to change costume.”

Following the commercial success of Satsang’s debut, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae chart and saw them sharing the stage with artists like Michael Franti & Spearhead and Nahko and Medicine for the People, Satsang’s recent output has been a process of stripping down and removing the excess layers and filters. The band’s last album All. Right. Now. was broad and spacious, reflecting the soaring mountains and “big soundscape” of McManus’s home state of Montana. Flowers From The Fray takes that trajectory several steps further. Recorded in a secluded cabin around an open fire, it’s McManus’s attempt to make music free of genre, expectation, and boxes. “I just want to write and perform songs that touch the heart and help others,” he explains.

Recorded and self-produced with the help of bandmate and longtime collaborator Parker Brown, Flowers From the Fray finds the duo tucked away in Southwest Montana, digging back into the foundation on which Satsang were founded. “These songs were all so personal to me” McManus adds. “Whether it was really sifting through the stage of life I had found myself in which was a kind of dark night of the soul, or leaning into the love of my wife. This record is truly me bearing my heart. I needed to seclude myself to find out where these songs wanted to go, and having Parker’s musical guidance had a big hand in that.”

Photo by Greyson Plate.

Coming Together is released in partnership with Unlikely Heroes, a Texas based non-profit that provides safe homes and restoration services for victims of human trafficking worldwide. It’s the latest in a series of releases from Satsang, all of which have been released in partnership with a different organization that’s having a positive impact in the world. Flowers From The Fray’s first single and opening track Alone With You was released with Conscious Alliance, which provides meals to families suffering from food insecurity. Second single All On Me was released in partnership with Backline, which provides mental health and wellness resources to music industry professionals and their families.

McManus came to music as part of his own recovery from addiction, when a month-long backpacking trip in the Himalayas inspired him to share his journey through song and poetry. He ultimately found peace amid family in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, an oasis that allows him a warm hearth to recharge from the rigors of the road. While his songs are certainly honest and deeply personal, they’re written in a spiritual language that taps into something far more universal; something inherent in the human condition that binds us as brothers and sisters on a shared journey to find our place in this world.

McManus will continue the journey by taking Flowers From The Fray on the road this fall in a series of concerts throughout the U.S.:

Friday, Sept. 2 | Sheridan, WY | The Devilstone Run
Thursday, Sept. 15 | Salt Lake City, UT | Soundwell
Friday, Sept. 16 | Aztec, NM | Serenity Festival
Saturday, Sept. 17 | Grand Junction, CO | Mesa Theater
Thursday, Sept. 22 | Denver, CO | Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Friday, Sept. 23 | Omaha, NE | Waiting Room Lounge
Saturday, Sept. 24 | Des Moines, IA | Woolys
Sunday, Sept. 25 | Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall
Wednesday, Sept. 28 | Newport, KY | The Southgate House Revival
Thursday, Sept. 29 | St. Louis, MO | The Old Rock House
Friday, Sept. 30 | Oklahoma City, OK | Beer City Music Hall
Saturday, Oct. 1 | Fort Worth, TX | Tulips FTW
Sunday, Oct. 2 | Austin, TX | Antone’s
Wednesday, Oct. 5 | Phoenix, AZ | Crescent Ballroom
Thursday, Oct. 6 | Solana Beach, CA | Belly Up
Friday, Oct. 7 | Los Angeles, CA | Lodge Room
Saturday, Oct. 8 | Felton, CA | Felton Music Hall
Sunday, Oct. 9 | Las Vegas, NV | Reggae Rise Up Las Vegas 2022
Wednesday, Oct. 12 | San Francisco, CA | The Chapel
Thursday, Oct. 13 | Eugene, OR | Wow Hall
Friday, Oct. 14 | Portland, OR | Revolution Hall
Saturday, Oct. 15 | Seattle, WA | The Crocodile

Check out Coming Together above, hear it on your favourite streaming service HERE, sample more tunes from Satsang below, and come together at their website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.