Last year, Gavin DeGraw surprised fans when he revealed that his next album will sound a bit more country. Indeed, he has since toured with Phillip Phillips and collaborated with Brett Young on a new song called “Chapters.” Now, in a newly published interview, Gavin DeGraw shared a bit more about his new music. He said he’s writing the whole record alone and that it’ll be out by the end of this year.
In a new interview with Haute Living, Gavin stated:
I am writing my next record which should be due out later this year. It’s the first album I have written all alone again in years so I am really excited about it.
He didn’t elaborate on his upcoming music, but this is intriguing news. On his first few albums, Gavin wrote all of his songs alone. But starting with his 2011 album Sweeter, Gavin has collaborated with other writers on several of his songs. Of course, plenty of the songs were still written by Gavin alone, but they were balanced out with co-writes. Gavin’s upcoming album will be his first in a full decade to be written entirely by him.
Beyond his own upcoming country album, Gavin also spoke about switching genres, his biggest musical inspirations, his time as a student at Berklee College of Music, and more. You can read his full interview with Haute Living here.
Gavin’s Upcoming Album
Gavin’s last album, Something Worth Saving, came out in September 2016. It launched the singles “She Sets The City On Fire” and “Making Love With The Radio On,” plus a live music video for the title track in September 2017.
It was around that time – in September 2017 – when Gavin’s mother passed away after a battle with cancer. In November that year, Gavin spoke about the “gospel” sounding songs he was writing in the aftermath of his mother’s passing. At the time, he wasn’t sure if he’d be able to finish any of those songs or if they’d appear on his next album. We predict that at least some of the songs on his next record will touch on this tragic subject.
We now know his songs will also lean into the country and country-rock genres, similar to music by Tom Petty and Bob Seger. It’s encouraging to know that Gavin is writing the songs alone, and we’re excited that we may have the album before 2019 is over!
Let us know how you hope or anticipate Gavin’s new album will sound, and catch up on all we know about it so far here. As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Gavin DeGraw music news.