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Slowly Slowly Announce New Album 'Race Car Blues'

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Slowly Slowly are kicking off 2020 with the announcement of their third full-length, "Race Car Blues"


Slowly Slowly are kicking off 2020 with the announcement of their third full-length Race Car Blues. The album will be released February 28 through UNFD and follows the band's 2018 critically acclaimed album St. Leonards.



The album captures a formative period for Slowly Slowly frontman Ben Stewart. Where St. Leonard's found him reflecting on his entire life - harking back to painful moments and trying to rectify them - this album traverses through a crucial 18 months of self assessment and development.

Describing soaring album closer 'Race Car Blues' in more depth, Stewart explains that the song was something of a "hard chat" with himself. The track and accompanying music video capture Stewart grappling with the incongruence between where he was at as a person and artist and where he wanted to be.

"For me, the album feels like not being a victim anymore, in any sense of it, and really taking responsibility," he says. "You realize as you get to your late 20s, no one's going to fix you, no one gives a fuck, the world keeps turning and everyone's on their own trajectories. If you're not looking out for yourself, you'll just get left behind or fall by the wayside, you'll wake up and all of those dreams you had don't get actualized.

"It was about knuckling down and asking myself, "what's important to me?", he continues. "If being a good, honest songwriter was important to me, I'm obviously going to be a lot better at that if I'm a happier person in myself, and confident. It was about creating an environment where I could do that."



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Slowly Slowly Announce New Album 'Race Car Blues'


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Slowly Slowly are kicking off 2020 with the announcement of their third full-length, "Race Car Blues"

Slowly Slowly are kicking off 2020 with the announcement of their third full-length Race Car Blues. The album will be released February 28 through UNFD and follows the band's 2018 critically acclaimed album St. Leonards.



The album captures a formative period for Slowly Slowly frontman Ben Stewart. Where St. Leonard's found him reflecting on his entire life - harking back to painful moments and trying to rectify them - this album traverses through a crucial 18 months of self assessment and development.

Describing soaring album closer 'Race Car Blues' in more depth, Stewart explains that the song was something of a "hard chat" with himself. The track and accompanying music video capture Stewart grappling with the incongruence between where he was at as a person and artist and where he wanted to be.

"For me, the album feels like not being a victim anymore, in any sense of it, and really taking responsibility," he says. "You realize as you get to your late 20s, no one's going to fix you, no one gives a fuck, the world keeps turning and everyone's on their own trajectories. If you're not looking out for yourself, you'll just get left behind or fall by the wayside, you'll wake up and all of those dreams you had don't get actualized.

"It was about knuckling down and asking myself, "what's important to me?", he continues. "If being a good, honest songwriter was important to me, I'm obviously going to be a lot better at that if I'm a happier person in myself, and confident. It was about creating an environment where I could do that."


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