The Grahams Reimagine A Decade’s Musical Journey For Self-Titled Album

[Cover photo credit to Alex Berger]

The Grahams have announced their new self-titled album due out September 8th, 2023 via 3Sirens Music Group. The album finds the singer-songwriter duo, made up of Alyssa and Doug Graham, reimagining 10 songs from their extensive catalog to “reflect their sonic and artistic growth over the last decade.”

Along with the announcement, The Grahams have shared a revamped rendition and video of their 2015 track “The Wild One,” a reworking that now features backing vocals from Indie Pop group Lucius.

Alyssa Graham shares:

‘The Wild One’ is part biographical, part fiction and part mantra. The original version served its purpose and was often our opening song at concerts to remind ourselves of what we’ve lived and what’s important. When reimagining this song, we wanted to focus on the lessons in a more light-hearted and fun sonic arrangement and steer clear of the overdramatized story. After all, it’s just music and if we’ve learned anything over the past three decades together it’s to never let our hearts grow old and never let our love grow cold.

Ten years ago, The Grahams committed to making three concept albums over a 10 year span, which found them exploring American traditions. This trilogy began with their 2013 debut Riverman’s Daughter, followed by 2015’s railroad-inspired Glory Bound and concluding in 2020 with Kids Like Us.

The new self-titled album takes ten songs from The Grahams’ catalog and puts them through a filter of “what they’ve learned, how they’ve changed, and perhaps most centrally, how they sound today.” This includes leaning into new sonic directions.

Recorded at their own Nashville label and studio 3Sirens, the new album was engineered by their longtime friend and producer Dex Green, and produced by Dan Molad (Lucius, Coco) who they first worked with alongside the late Richard Swift on Kids Like Us. In addition, these recording sessions feature Ray Jacildo (The Black Keys) on keys, Jack Lawrence (Jack White) on bass, and Lucius, the band who lends backing vocals to several tracks and feature on “Lay Me Down.”

The Grahams are well-known as founders of the 3Sirens Music Group, a “creatives’ haven” located in the community of East Nashville. The “artist-forward collective” has welcomed budding acts since its 2021 opening, but has also released projects by John Doe, Margo Price, JD McPherson, and David Garza who have all made use of the studio.

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