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Avetts are out with "I Go To My Heart"

Friday, August 7, 2020 – The Avett Brothers released "I Go To My Heart," the second single from their new album, "The Third Gleam," out Aug. 28 on American Recordings/Loma Vista Recordings.

The album will be released on CD and digitally on Aug. 28, with vinyl available on Sept. 18. While written and recorded ahead of the pandemic and most recent social reform movements, the eight-song collection addresses injustice, incarceration and mortality, as well as resilience, love, and hope.

In the band's album statement, Seth and Scott Avett share that the discis "merely the sound of my brother and I in a room, singing about what is on our minds and in our hearts at the time...sharing it now is about what sharing art is always about: another chance that we may partake in connecting with our brothers and sisters of this world, and hopefully joining you in noticing a speck of light gleaming in what appears to be a relatively long and dark night."

The track list is:
1. Victory
2. I Should've Spent The Day With My Family
3. Prison To Heaven
4. Back Into The Light
5. Women Like You
6. Untitled #4
7. I Go To My Heart
8. The Fire

The Avett Brothers will celebrate the release of "The Third Gleam" with a sold-out hometown show at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Aug. 29, performing new music live for the first time on the speedway's backstretch.


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