June 1st The Cold States will release a new EP titled “Black Sunset”. The four track EP was written and recorded over 3 days in April. With the “Heavy Shoes” project held up for the quarantine to be over in Memphis, and the “Ghosts Upon Ghosts” album not set for release until the fall we thought you guys might like to hear a project we’ve done during the lockdown to hold you over. Inspiration hit last week, and one thing I try to explain about songwriting to people is you can’t force it, and when it does come, stop and create. All 4 songs were written within a matter of hours, and recorded within a couple days. The first single will probably sneak out in the next few weeks. This is the most “rock and roll” project that we have done, and we hope you enjoy it.
“Ways” Oh she had her ways Ways like a woman child Said she’d never stay Thought of it just drove her wild Mother wasn’t worth a damn You know her father didn’t care So she painted it upon her face And combed it through her hair
She’s the queen of broken hearts Wrote the script and played the part Patron saint of love betrayed Oh that girl she had her ways
Oh she had her ways Ways like a wounded child Day after day All he did was criticize He’d say she wasn’t worth a damn Said her friends they didn’t care So she painted it upon her face And combed it through her hair
She’s the queen of broken hearts Wrote the script and played the part Patron saint of love betrayed Oh that girl she had her ways…
Folks, I can’t begin to say what this means to us or how humbling it is. Lots of stuff going on behind the scenes that I wanted to share but didn’t want to spoil, Joe trying to help us is one. Don’t even have the words to express my gratitude at the moment. PLEASE if you’re a fan/friend of the band drop by Joe Bonamassa on Instagram and show him some love on this post, would mean the world to us. Thank you!
And we are LIVE. “White Girl” The first single off of “WAYS” album and the “WAYS BLACK” EP has been released today. First 48 hours are so crucial to making playlists and features so please, if you dig it stream and share with your friends today. Massive amount of work going into this album, and it feels amazing for it to finally start to see light. Hit the road for tour this morning and check in with you all soon!
Stream White Girl from your streaming service here! –> White Girl
The Cold Stares will release “White Girl” as the first single from
“WAYS” on August 2nd 2019. At 5pm central today, Friday June 28th you
can hear a sneak preview of “White Girl” for the first time during a
live interview with The Cold Stares on Wuev 91.5 FM radio Evansville. (Link at bottom of post)
The schedule for the rest of the “WAYS” releases are as follows- August 30th- “Any Way The Wind Blows” single release. September 6th- “WAYS” BLACK EP (Rock)
September 20th- “Thorns” single release. September 27th- “WAYS” WHITE EP release. (Acoustic)
October 4th- “I Was A Fool” single release October 11th- “WAYS” BLUE EP release (Blues)
October 25th- Full “WAYS” album available worldwide, Streaming, CD and autographed limited vinyl.