We gave a little teaser on social media yesterday... so lets dive in further to Gozer Goodspeed's Escape Hatch Fever - Acoustic! Everyone who's heard it already knows that Escape Hatch Fever is already set to be one of the albums of the year... so lets find out more about the acoustic album...
I've said before that there's a mix of incredible guitar playing, soulful vocals, and brilliant songwriting on this album. And I've always thought that some of the best songs ever written are usually the ones you can strip right back to the bare bones and they sound just as good.
All of that stands here, yet it's only partly true in this case, this album is so much more than that! Throw all pre-conceptions of a basic, stripped-back version of the album out of the window, this is designed to feel completely different to the original album - and it really does!
Escape Hatch Fever Acoustic is a complementary but completely altered experience. There's no need to have heard the original album to enjoy it. It stands tall on it's own as a an exceptional piece of art. Each part carefully re-thought and re-crafted to become it's own.
"It's a love letter from me to acoustic music, reinventing the songs whilst still honouring the feel and scope of the electric record." - Gozer
For me the interesting thing is that although the songs are the same, I have a new favourite on this version... it completely changed the way I heard the songs and my perspective changed with it. A genius move!
The album comes out 16th June through our website and on Bandcamp - But you'll be able to pre-order from tomorrow! In addition to the CD we're also releasing a VERY limited edition 'Deluxe Edition' Cassette Tape which has the Electric Album on Side A and the Acoustic on Side B!
There will be bundles available, including an option to get the original album and the acoustic album on CD, and an option for all 3 formats! Escape Hatch Fever Acoustic is then scheduled for a full release on streaming on 17th July.
This Autumn Gozer Goodspeed is also heading out on a small UK solo tour, playing songs from the Acoustic album live along with some classics from the back catalogue too. Tickets on sale soon, if you're nearby go check him out!
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PS I almost forgot!! Gozer's next single, Vagus Nerve will be out on 19th May, it features the original version, the acoustic version, and an awesome remix of Escape Hatch Fever by that you REALLY don't want to miss out on!!