Photo by Alysse Gafkajen
Strand of Oaks (also known as Timothy Showalter) have announced their sixth studo album – Eraserland – out March 22 via Dead Oceans.
Eraserland features the impressive backing band of Carl Broemel, Bo Koster, Patrick Hallahan and Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket, as well as special guest Jason Isbell.
According to Showalter, the lead single “Ruby” is a reflection on a certain kind of nostalgia.
“Ruby is the happiest song I’ve ever written,” he said via a press release. “Ruby isn’t a person, rather the concept of time and memory and how with every passing year it becomes non linear. In the past I would’ve dismissed such unabashedly pure optimism, but I’ve been through a lot and I’ve learned to appreciate those rare moments of light.”
Watch the video for “Ruby,” below: