Nashville-based singer and songwriter Stephen Sanchez has released his new single, “Be More” today via Mercury Records/Republic Records. The new song heralds the arrival of Sanchez’s anxiously awaited, full-length debut album, Angel Face, on September 22nd. The album, which is available for pre-order now, chronicles the life and times of the fictional Stephen Sanchez—a.k.a. “The Troubadour Sanchez”—who finds fame based on his 1958 hit “Until I Found You” only for his world to flip upside down upon meeting his love Evangeline in 1964. To create the album, Stephen teamed up with producers Ian Fitchuk [Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges] and Konrad Snyder [Noah Kahan, Rainbow Kitten Surprise]. Album track “No One Knows” was produced by Ben Schneider (lead singer of Lord Huron) and features singer songwriter Laufey.
On Angel Face, Stephen says, “When you hear Angel Face, I want you to know that these songs were written for you to soundtrack the moments of great love and great heart ache within your lives. There’s a song for the state of every soul. When you listen to this story, I hope you find yourself within it. I hope that you might find them within it—the person who makes this life far more beautiful.”
About “Be More”, he comments, “It’s a dialogue between lovers, in this case ‘The Troubadour Sanchez’ and Evangeline. ‘The Troubadour Sanchez’ is saying how much he wants Evangeline and asking her to ‘Be More’. For instance, ‘Be More’ is far more than ‘I love you’ and ‘I need you’. Both sides are begging and proclaiming love. That’s the purpose of the song. It affirms your love is far more than you could ever understand, know, or hold within your hands by yourself.”
Sanchez paved the way for Angel Face with his recent single “Only Girl,” which he first debuted live on his sold-out tour this spring, leaving fans clamoring for its official release. The track was produced by Ian Fitchuk and Konrad Snyder, who also co-wrote the song with Stephen and Stephen Day. The accompanying cinematic visualizer notably stars the same actress, Frances O’Sullivan, from the “Evangeline” visualizer.
Not to mention, Stephen duetted his Double-Platinum, billion-plus streaming hit “Until I Found You” with Sir Elton John during his last show ever headlining Glastonbury. He also performed the love song at Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge’s star-studded wedding earlier this summer.
Next up, Sanchez will kick off his 32-date headline tour this fall in Indianapolis, IN and make stops at legendary venues across North America. Due to high demand, a second show has been added in LA and D.C., where he will perform two shows at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern on November 2nd & November 3rd and two shows at D.C’s 9:30 Club on December 7th & 8th. In addition, he will make stops at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on November 17th and New York’s Terminal 5 on December 2nd.
2023 TOUR DATES:
August 5th San Diego, CA Bleached Festival
September 17th Asbury Park, NJ Sea.Hear.Now Festival
October 13th Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at The Old National Center*
October 14th Columbus, OH KEMBA Live!
October 15th Cleveland, OH House of Blues Cleveland
October 17th Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre
October 19th Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
October 20th Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
October 21st Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
October 26th Salt Lake City, UT The Union Event Center
October 28th Seattle, WA The Showbox
October 30th Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
November 1st Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades*
November 2nd Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
November 3rd Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
November 4th Oakland, CA Fox Theater
November 6th San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park*
November 8th Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
November 10th Houston, TX The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall
November 11th Dallas, TX The Factory in Deep Ellum
November 12th Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
November 17th Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
November 28th Toronto, ON HISTORY
December 1st Boston, MA Roadrunner
December 2nd New York, NY Terminal 5
December 6th Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall
December 7th Washington, DC 9:30 Club
December 8th Washington, DC 9:30 Club*
December 9th Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre*
December 11th Orlando, FL House of Blues Orlando
December 12th Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
December 13th Tampa, FL The Orpheum
December 16th Atlanta, GA The Eastern
December 18th Richmond, VA The National