Canvasback Music recording artist Briston Maroney has announced the release of his new single “Deep Sea Diver,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen) and co-written with Dan Wilson (Adele, Phantogram, Leon Bridges) the track arrives alongside a companion video, directed by the Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s longtime visual collaborator Joey Brodnax – watch HERE.
The single marks the first song off a forthcoming 2021 debut LP and is the first new release from Briston since his acclaimed third EP Miracle, released at the top of 2020. Produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele), that project was highlighted by tracks “Chattanooga” and “The Garden” – praised as “refreshingly raw” by Consequence of Sound.
This year has also seen the extraordinary resurgence of Maroney’s “Freakin’ Out On the Interstate.” First released via Maroney’s Carnival EP (2018), the song has gained serious traction as of late, garnering more than a million streams a week and bringing the Knoxville-native’s catalog up over 50 million global streams – all prior to the release of a debut album.
Last month, Maroney released an acoustic rendition of the track, as well as a full-band performance – both recorded live at Nashville’s Alex the Great recording studio and directed by Brodnax. The song had previously been recorded for a performance for World Café – watch here – live at WXPN Studios in Philadelphia, leading NPR to declare “Briston Maroney is writing powerful rock songs with grit and heart.”
Earlier this year, Maroney teamed with fellow Canvasback/Atlantic/Parlophone recording artists including alt-J, Jealous of the Birds, Grouplove, and MICHELLE for a quarantine cover of Bob Dylan’s “Shelter From The Storm,” benefitting MusiCares® COVID-19 Relief Fund and Help Musicians UK – watch here.
In 2019, Maroney was named to various critics’ year-end “Best Of” lists – including PAPER, Vulture, and Consequence of Sound. Off the back of his sophomore EP Indiana, he rose from playing house shows to sold-out clubs in the US, as well as an international headline tour and slots at marquee festivals including Austin City Limits and Pitchfork Paris.