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Albums Of The Week: The Revivalists | Pour It Out Into The Night

The New Orleans rockers raise the roof & lift your spirits with this energetic set.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Revivalists make the kind of rock ‘n’ roll that grabs you and doesn’t let go. On their fifth full-length release, the New Orleans outfit were inspired to create a life-affirming album that in many ways connects to the original seed of inspiration for the band’s name. Pour It Out Into The Night is a celebration of resilience, living for who you are and what you’re about.

Pour It Out Into The Night is a life-affirming album that offers an unburdening and an appreciation for living in the moment. The band’s songwriting was fueled by lessons in gratitude that came during newfound fatherhood and marriage and the pandemic lockdown as the world came to a standstill, shifting their perspectives on what really matters in life. Pour It Out Into The Night is their most self-guided album yet and was produced by Grammy-winning producer Rich Costey (Muse, Foster the People, Death Cab For Cutie) with co-production from the band.

The eight-piece rock ‘n’ roll collective — David Shaw (lead vocals, guitar), Zack Feinberg (guitar), Andrew Campanelli (drums), George Gekas (bass), Ed Williams (pedal steel), Rob Ingraham (saxophone), Michael Girardot (keyboard, trumpet) and PJ Howard (drums, percussion) — have earned multiplatinum success, more than 800 million streams, multiple No. 1 chart placements and radio hits, major media praise, numerous national TV performances, and sold-out shows at hallowed venues such as Radio City Music Hall, The Ryman and Red Rocks.

Kid introduces Pour It Out Into The Night, a life-affirming album about living in the moment that offers both an unburdening and an appreciation for the here and now, fueled by lessons in gratitude and life realizations. As the world came to a standstill in the years since their last album Take Good Care, personal experiences and life challenges abounded, with band members having their first children, getting married, and navigating the mental hurdles of lockdown.

Kid is a hopeful anthem invoking the zest for life, self-belief, catharsis and “living for the spirit now” as the song’s post-chorus declares. Directed by Johnny Chew, the video features artful, eye-popping stop-motion animation of the band against a backdrop that pays homage to the architectural and artistic aesthetics that define the band’s home of New Orleans. With an infectious melody and piano peeking through bright acoustic guitar, intricate layers of the band’s distinctive instrumentation power a euphoric chantable chorus: “Hey kid / Just sing the songs that wake the dead then / You keep them ringing in your head, yeah / You gotta get it off your chest / Don’t worry about the mess.”

Kid is about capturing the essence of life,” says vocalist/guitarist David Shaw. “We all go through ups and downs. Sometimes, we don’t believe in ourselves. We’ve got skeletons in the closet trying to drag us down. But you’ve got to believe in yourself. You’ve just got to live for the spirit. Nothing good ever comes easy. If you don’t have hope, what do you have?” Adds guitarist Feinberg: “David and I wrote the bulk of Kid on Jan. 6, 2021. My wife was one month pregnant with our twins and also we were getting real-time updates on the insurrection at the Capitol. There was a lot of intense energy swirling around us that day as we were trying to stay focused on this exciting, beautiful thing we were channeling.”


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