On October 21st, the Atlanta-based songwriter Eliot Bronson will release a self-titled album (and third solo recording), via Saturn 5 Records. Yesterday, CMT Edge premiered the track “River Runs Dry,” the third song to be released from his new collection.
“I say in the song, ‘I don’t give up/I’ve never known why,’ and that’s the truth,” says Bronson. “I’m an incredibly persistent person. I always have been. Sometimes it’s a good thing, and other times it’s a liability. It’s just the way I’m built, I guess.”
Recently, Paste Magazine premiered the single “New Pain” and said the song has “an organic feel, with lulling vocals and guitar” while Guitar World Acoustic Nation featured the “rollicking eye opener” of a single “Comin’ For Ya North Georgia Blues.”
Eliot Bronson is now available for pre-order with an instant download of “New Pain.” A limited edition vinyl pre-order and CD pre-order are available from the Saturn 5 Store.
Bronson was named Best Songwriter in Creative Loafing’s “Best of Atlanta 2014” who said, “bluesy harmonies and a dark sense of humor create powerfully evocative folk songs.”
For his upcoming album, Bronson enlisted the help of producer Dave Cobb, who recently won producer credit for Jason Isbell’s Album of the Year award at the Americana Music Awards. Cobb has also helmed recent releases by Sturgill Simpson, Rival Sons, and Nikki Lane. “I was stunned when I got a response. It was really validating for me because I sort of had him on a pedestal,” says Bronson about the cold email he sent to Cobb to produce the record.
“It was quite a pleasure workin’ with Eliot,” says Cobb. “He’s a brilliant lyricist and poet. We did the record live all together and the album feels timeless.”