Exclusive Album Premiere: Current Swell – “When to Talk and When to Listen”

Current Swell
Photo by Michelle Dowdy

A massive amount of time, work, creativity, and passion goes into creating a record. That’s why it’s a super exciting time to be in Current Swell, as their highly anticipated sixth album When to Talk and When to Listen drops this Friday.

Today AMBY is pleased to premiere the eleven-track innovational experience a day ahead of its official release. With heart-wrenching songs like It Ain’t Right to the upliftingly candid You Got It Easy, When to Talk and When to Listen runs the emotional gamut and serves as an entrancing showing that fuses bluesy nuances with blistering rock anthems.

While creating the album, the foursome worked with Grammy­-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, James Bay) over the course of four weeks between Nashville and Vancouver. When asked about the record, guitarist Dave Lang shared with us;

“We wrote this album for a good part of a year, and were so stoked to work with Jacquire King in Nas­hville and Vancouver and record the album in just under a mo­nth. We learned a lot working on this re­cord, from Scott and I writing and pushi­ng each others craft with songs like “ It Ain’t Right”, “ You Got It Easy”, “Mar­sha” and title track “When to Talk and W­hen To Listen”…. to actually tracking in Blackbird studios and the Warehouse in Vancouver, with Ja­cquire and his team. Our writing partner­ship was strengthened and the band got nicely seasoned by wo­rking in that Nashvi­lle environment… it took a lot of focu­s.”

Exclusively indulge in When to Talk and When to Listen on AMBY and follow updates from Current Swell below. When to Talk and When to Listen is scheduled for release on May 12th via Nettwerk Records and is available for pre-order here.


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