Press — Tim Easton
WATCH: TIM EASTON, “SPEED LIMIT” Artist: Tim EastonHometown: Nashville, TennesseeSong: “Speed Limit”Album: You Don’t Really Know MeRelease Date: Aug 27, 2021Label: Black Mesa Records In Their Words: “My friend Tree Butcher said the opening line in a sentence and I just wrote it down. It became a song very quickly and it’s the first tune where my daughter helped sort out some lyrics as well. Both my mother and father make an appearance in this one, so the family theme is established further. This is a healing song that is played with a lot of energy to remind you to...
Rejuvenated by sobriety, You Don’t Really Know Me finds him making peace with the past and focusing on the present. “Gone are the wistful, drunken wanderer tunes of the past,” he explains. “These are songs for today.”
“In some ways, it’s a recovery album,” says the singer/songwriter, who wrote the bulk of You Don’t Really Know Me during the national quarantine of 2020. “Not only recovery from a vice, but also recovery from a divorce and a destructive, rambling life of self-centered gratification. It’s a peaceful, positive, loving album — an album about personal revolution.
RS Country Music Picks for the Week of July 19th Tim Easton, “Real Revolution” “I had come undone/I was feeling unsung/went back upstate/got my bell real rung,” sings the tireless folksinger-songwriter Tim Easton, going full Dylan in his wordplay and delivery for “Real Revolution.” A track off Easton’s upcoming album You Don’t Really Know Me (out August 27th), it’s a rambunctious ode to demanding (and making) a change. Not of the political kind however — Easton’s revolution is personal, taking place in the heart and mind. It’s inspiring, zen-like stuff.