Nashville-based artist Briston Maroney has announced his forthcoming sophomore album, Ultrapure, out Friday, September 22 via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records. The announcement arrives alongside the lead single, “Body“, after being featured this morning alongside an interview with Apple Music’s New Music Daily and an interview with Briston and Zane Lowe.
“Body” arrives accompanied by an official music video (watch here), conceived and directed by Maroney, alongside close friend and longtime visual collaborator Drew Bauml. The video stars Maroney in his physical form, alongside an animated depiction of his soul. Evoking nostalgia, the visual “carries the emotion of a twenty-something discovering their own freedom for the first time.”
Produced by 2x GRAMMY®-winner Daniel Tashian (Kacey Musgraves) and engineered by Konrad Snyder (Noah Kahan, Rainbow Kitten Surprise), Ultrapure was handcrafted in Maroney’s adopted hometown of Nashville, TN and showcases the multi-faceted artist playing every single instrument. The album marks a confident, cohesive, and deeply personal body of work from the young singer-songwriter.
Of its genesis, Maroney shares, “My favorite moments in the human experience are ones that you don’t even realize have started, but feel so deeply when you realize they’ve ended. I refer to these as ‘Ultrapure’ moments. This album was my humble, unqualified, and earnest as hell attempt at sitting in those feelings until they had no choice but to burst out of my head. These songs are about a type of pain I hate and love, but mostly have a deep appreciation for.”
Also announced today is news of the second annual ‘Paradise Festival,’ set to return to Brooklyn Bowl Nashville this fall (October 12-14). Last year’s sold-out inaugural edition was curated in its entirety by Maroney, who closed out each night with high-energy and celebratory headline sets. Featuring a handpicked lineup of peers and with a portion of proceeds supporting Nashville-based nonprofits, the annual event further cements Maroney’s status as an artist who “has helped define a new generation of local music” (Nashville Scene).
Maroney has also unveiled plans for a headline UK/EU tour in support of the forthcoming LP, set for this fall. The run will kick off in Brighton, UK on October 31 and culminate in Cologne, Germany on November 16, with stops in London, Paris, Amsterdam, and many more cities in between.
Pre-sales for Paradise Festival and UK/EU headline tour begin Wednesday, May 17 at 10am (local), with general on-sale beginning Friday, May 19 at 10am (local).
BRISTON MARONEY | UPCOMING TOUR DATES
# festival performance
26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks (supporting Noah Kahan)
8 – Denver, CO @ Unlimited Sunshine Festival #
12 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville – Paradise Festival #
13 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville – Paradise Festival #
14 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville – Paradise Festival #
31 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
1 – London, UK @ Scala
3 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
4 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
5 – Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club
7 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
8 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
10 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
11 – Brussels, BE @ Grand Salon
12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg OZ
14 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
15 – Berlin, DE @ Gretchen
16 – Cologne, DE @ MTC Club