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Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have announced a new record, A Few Stars Apart. The new album will drop on June 11. In the meantime, the band shared the first single from the LP, “Perennial Bloom (Back to You).”

“I’m from what one might say is the ultimate road family—I’ve been on the road my entire life,” said Nelson in a statement. “I’ve never been anywhere longer than three months, and suddenly here we are, the four of us together. And thank god we were together. I can’t remember the last time we had that much time together as a family. We had a lot of really important bonding that happened during that time.”

“As terrible as the pandemic has been in so many ways, for my inner peace, I was able to take a lot of good from this time. I was able to pause and reflect,” Nelson continued. “It took me a really long time to come back to the home in my heart. In a physical sense, that’s Texas and Hawaii. But in a spiritual sense as well—I think I finally decided not to run from who I am and who I am destined to be. First and foremost, that’s a songwriter. That’s what this record means to me. There’s a story being told through the whole record. A story about connection and coming home.”

Pre-order the record and stream the new single here. Watch the lyric video for “Perennial Bloom (Back to You)” below.