Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Robert Ellis is the 'Texas Piano Man'

Robert Ellis is set to return with Texas Piano Man on Feb. 14 via New West Records. The 11-song set was co-produced by Ellis and Niles City Sound (Leon Bridges) in Fort Worth, TX and is largely comprised of songs written by Ellis, an accomplished guitarist, on grand piano.

Texas Piano Man follows Ellis’ critically acclaimed 2016 self-titled LP and single “California.” He likens the musical experience of making the new album to being behind the wheel of “a rock solid muscle car.” Hear lead off song, “F***ing Crazy” Here and see its video Here.

Talking about the state of Texas, he says, "people expect a certain thing and they want a certain thing, and I fought that for a long time...I’ve realized though that Texas shouldn’t be made a category. I want to redefine to the outside world what it means to be Texan a little bit.”

The cover artwork for the album features Ellis on top of a mountain in Marfa, TX, seated at a grand piano and wearing a white tuxedo. He describes the Texas Piano Man as the guy who wears the tuxedo everywhere. 

“It’s more about a spirit,” he says, “than an aesthetic. There’s the classic play of the piano man, and with a little fashion behind it. I want you to listen to the songs. But also to see the rings and the glitz and the glamor.”

Robert Ellis’ Texas Piano Man will be available on CD, across digital retailers, vinyl and limited edition sky blue colored vinyl available at Independent Retailers and yellow rose of Texas colored vinyl directly from New West Records. Texas Piano Man is available for pre-order now via New West Records.

Track Listing:

1. F***ing Crazy
2. When You’re Away
3. Nobody Smokes Anymore
4. Passive Aggressive
5. Father
6. There You Are
7. Let Me In
8. Aren’t We Supposed To Be In Love?
9. Lullaby
10. He Made Me Do It
11. Topo Chico

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