Shane Smith & The Saints have released ‘It’s Been A While’, the latest single off their forthcoming album Norther, which is out on March 1st via Thirty Tigers/Geronimo West Records. Norther is the Austin-based group’s first album in five years and showcases the full spectrum of their style that seamlessly blends elements of country, Americana, Southern rock, folk, and a little honky-tonk with soaring four-part harmonies and Smith’s striking baritone vocals.
The powerful ‘It’s Been A While’ exudes an aching sense of longing and pining to be grounded, and surrounded by the ones you love. “I’d started this song years and years ago, during a very low point of touring,” says Smith. “There were many moments of desperation to be back home, without having the means or money to get there. The lyrics here are derived straight from that time but can often times still continue to hit home for us now.”
Smith’s haunting vocals are absolutely captivating as The Saints deliver an equal level of passion with a stirring performance that leads to a thunderous crescendo. The new video for ‘It’s Been A While’ features a personal collection of clips shot from the road via Smith’s phone. Watch it HERE.
In 2023, the band sold out Red Rocks Amphitheatre in one day and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium well in advance and after a thunderous and hugely talked about show at London’s Bush Hall last year, will return the UK this May to perform at Highways Festival at the Royal Albert Hall. They will also be playing shows in both Manchester and Glasgow.
With three independent albums under their belt and a constant tour schedule, Shane Smith & The Saints built their career with bricks and mortar. They abide by a blue-collar work ethic, maintaining a high level of integrity, delivering a fiery live performance, and making lasting connections with a fanbase that is rapidly expanding.
Shane Smith & The Saints is Shane Smith (acoustic guitar/lead vocals), Bennett Brown (fiddle), Dustin Schaefer (lead guitar), Chase Satterwhite (bass), and Zach Stover (drums).
Listen to ‘It’s Been A While’ at your preferred DSP’s HERE
Pre-Order Norther HERE
Upcoming UK Tour Dates
May 17 – London, UK – Highways 2024
May 18 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
May 19 – Glasgow, SCT – Oran Mor