Releasing October 12th, the project is a musical reflection of Evans’ exciting journey since moving to Nashville from his home country of Australia.
Evans co-penned each track on Things That We Drink To alongside the album’s producer, Chris DeStefano. The two played every instrument heard on the sonically diverse project, showcasing Evans’ musicianship in addition to his adept songwriting.
“My album is a collection of songs that I wrote over the last two years,” says Evans. “It’s my story. It’s leaving behind everything and everyone you know to chase down a country music dream on the other side of the world. It’s the excitement of the unknown, it’s the fun, it’s the loneliness and it’s the struggle. It’s losing someone and finding the strength to keep your head up and make them proud. It’s meeting a girl, falling hopelessly and marrying the love of your life. It’s the ‘Things That We Drink To’.”
To get the party started now, fans will instantly receive five songs with a pre-order of Things That We Drink To, including ‘Day Drunk’, ‘Kiss Somebody’ and ‘American’ — Evans’ ode to the U.S. and the girl that makes it feel like home. Infectious love song ‘I Do’ and the carefree, live-in-the-moment anthem ‘Young Again’ round out the pre-order tracks. Click here to purchase THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO.
Making a lasting first impression at Country radio with ‘Kiss Somebody’, Evans pushes full-speed ahead with ‘Day Drunk’ – the follow-up to his chart-topping debut. Dubbed a “slam-dunk” and one of the "10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week” by Rolling Stone, ‘Day Drunk’ has tallied on-demand streams in the millions and claimed the #1 spot on Australia’s Country Airplay chart for eight consecutive weeks.
Last week, Evans delivered “one of the most original and stirring performances”, as reported by PEOPLE.com, of the album’s title track at the 12th annual ACM Honors, in memory of his former manager Rob Potts. MusicRow praised he “stunned the crowd with his super creative, multi-textured performance” with The Tennessean noting, “The crowd leaped to its feet.”
This weekend the magnetic entertainer will take the stage at star-studded US festivals including Red White & Boom and Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam. Then headlining a string of sold-out shows in Australia beginning September 5th, with support from UK rising star Catherine McGrath, he will return to the U.S. to support Chris Young on the Losing Sleep World Tour beginning September 13th.
THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO TRACKLISTING
1. ‘American’ – (Morgan Evans, Chris DeStefano, Josh Osborne)
2. ‘Kiss Somebody’ – (Morgan Evans, Chris DeStefano, Josh Osborne)
3. ‘I Do’ – (Morgan Evans, Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley)
4. ‘Song for the Summer’ – (Morgan Evans, Chris DeStefano, David Hodges)
5. ‘Day Drunk’ –(Morgan Evans, Chris DeStefano, Lindy Robbins)
6. ‘Dance with Me’ feat. Kelsea Ballerini – (Morgan Evans, Chris DeStefano)
7. ‘Me on You’ – (Morgan Evans, Chris DeStefano, Josh Osborne)
8. ‘Things That We Drink To’ – (Morgan Evans, Chris DeStefano, Josh Osborne)
9. ‘We Dream’ – (Morgan Evans, Chris DeStefano, Jaren Johnston, Jon Nite)
10.’Everything Changes’ – (Morgan Evans, Chris DeStefano, Blair Daly)
11.’Young Again’ – (Morgan Evans, Chris DeStefano, Josh Kear)
ABOUT MORGAN EVANS:
Praised by Rolling Stone as “a savvy performer with strong songwriting chops”, Australian-born rising Country artist Morgan Evans is celebrating his first U.S. #1 with “Kiss Somebody” – his debut single with Warner Music Nashville. The track has surpassed 60 million on-demand streams while skyrocketing into Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart.
Forging a path as one of the genre’s up-and-coming stars, he has been named one to watch by CMT, SiriusXM, Pandora, Rolling Stone, Bobby Bones, The Tennessean and more.
A bona fide Country force in Australia, he has garnered countless awards and honors, most recently claiming Country Work of the Year for ‘Kiss Somebody’ at the 2018 APRA Music Awards. After sharing the bill with global superstar Taylor Swift, Country hit-maker Cole Swindell and more A-list acts, Evans is featured as a special guest on Chris Young’s Losing Sleep World Tour.
He recently wrapped his 10 IN 10 TOUR, performing 10-straight shows in 10 days including SOLD-OUT headline dates in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York. Evans’ highly anticipated debut album, Things That We Drink To is due out October 12.