Double Gatefold LP With Limited Time Download Code!
Tomorrowland, the title of Ryan Bingham's 2012 release, sound futuristic, but
the Oscar-winning singer/songwriter hints, "Maybe it's not so much about looking
ahead as it is about leaving things behind."
The album contains plenty of the pliant acoustic guitar work that has marked
Bingham's previous studio sets, but Tomorrowland expands his musical landscape
exponentially: Guitars howl into keyboards and drums stomp against strings, all
bolstered by Bingham's jagged, weather-beaten vocals.
By turns deeply confessional ("Never Far Behind"), and by others unflinchingly
observant about society's underbelly (the epic "Rising of the Ghetto"),
Tomorrowland features Bingham's fearless honesty throughout. "It helps to say it
and get it out that way," he says. "That's what writing songs has always been
about for me, it's never been about anything else. That's always been my thing."
With more experience and a mantel full of awards, like his 2010 Oscar, Golden
Globe and Grammy wins for his song "The Weary King" from 2009's Crazy Heart, the
31-year old Bingham finds himself, in many ways, back at the beginning.
Recording Tomorrowland for his own Axster Bingham Records felt "totally
liberating," he says. "Doing this label and the new music on our own had led me
back to writing songs that sustain me. It's a whole new adventure for me."
• Double LP
• Mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering in Columbus, OH
• Pressed at Gotta Groove
• Gatefold jacket
• Limited time download code
1. Beg For Broken Legs
2. Western Shore
3. Flower Bomb
4. Guess Who's Knocking
5. Heart of Rhythm
6. I Heard 'Em Say
7. Rising Of the Ghetto
8. No Help From God
9. Keep It Together
10. Never Far Behind
11. The Road I'm On
12. Neverending Show
13. Too Deep To Fill