Premiere: Hownd // Pressure

Written by Kayla Albee

Single: Pressure

Release date: May 31, 2019

Justin Kelley, AKA Hownd, has a brand new single, “Pressure,” coming out this Friday. We’re happy to announce that you can exclusively stream “Pressure” today right here through Out From The Pine Box!

In addition to being a solo artist, Kelley makes up the latter half of the indie folk duo Fawkes & Hownd. While his collaborative efforts and previous solo releases deliver soft, delicate tones and comforting harmonies, “Pressure” delves into groovy guitar tones and an endless chorus of crashing cymbals.

“Pressure” marks a significant shift in genre as Hownd experiments with the far-out elements of the blues while incorporating his soulful lyricism. Having been recorded live in Nashville, there’s an authentic, down to earth element that’s both refreshing and timeless — something buried deep beneath the surface brings The Dead’s “Shakedown Street” to mind. This aptly named single comes with a sense of urgency, asking the listener to following their calling without allowing the weight of outside influences weight them down. You can stream “Pressure” below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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