John Driskell Hopkins Releases New Album “Lonesome High”: Streaming
- Founding member of Zac Brown Band and singer-songwriter John Driskell Hopkins released his fifth studio album “Lonesome High” along with a new music video for “I Hate To See Good Whiskey Go To Waste”.
But in the fact, this album is his second solo album as his own original LP, following the 2012 “Daylight”. Others are holiday albums.
Initially, the album was supposed to be released last fall, but it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
John Driskell Hopkins said in an interview with FOX 5 Atlanta, “We ended up finishing it in the spring-summer of last year and were going to put it out in the fall, and the pandemic just never went away. And so, now, we're embracing the fact that we're going to just put the music out there without being able to immediately tour in support of it, and I think that's the best way forward.”
The album features guest appearances from Emily Saliers and Coy Bowles.
He said, “[Saliers] is a hero of mine and I see Coy, in a regular world, every week and spend lots of time with him. All my collaborators are either people that are really close to me or people that I really admire that I want to get closer to. You become a better artist when you're able to collaborate with other artists.”
The album comprises of 12-track. He told American Songwriter, “I've written this album about a lot of lonesome moments, thinking about things I need to do to feel better. Going forward, I'd like to focus more on joy. I'd like to write about the things that make me happy at that moment. Not all of these songs are dark, but I'd like to smile when I pick up the guitar. I'm kind of a frowner, and I think I'm tired of it.”
- source : Spotify