“Freaking Me Out” Video is the First Installment of a New Three-Part Interlocking Music Video
Catch AWOLNATION on the Falling Forward Tour Beginning October 6
(Credit: Amalia Irons)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 – Today, AWOLNATION dropped their new track “Freaking Me Out” via Better Noise Music, along with an official music video. Known for their ability to write hauntingly stark rock anthems like their world famous hits “Run” and “Sail,” AWOLNATION returns with new original music, after the release of their covers and collaborations album My Echo, My Shadow, My Coversand Me earlier this year. That project included collaborations with Beck, Jewel, Portugal. The Man, Rise Against, Taylor Hanson, and Brandon Boyd of Incubus, among others. The band is set to start their “Falling Forward” North America headline tour featuring special guests Badflower and The Mysterines on October 6. Tickets are on-sale now. For more information on the tour visit: https://www.awolnationmusic.com/. Full list of dates below. Watch “Freaking Me Out” HERE.
Aaron Bruno shared his inspiration behind the song: “I had a sense of a hopeful paranoia of sorts in creating this song, plus you can disco dance to it, or bang your head. Or both. It’s up to you.”
The cinematic music video for “Freaking Me Out” introduces a world that feels both futuristic and bygone. Like a memory of a time that is still to come. The video, entirely in black and white and drawing inspiration from classic film and paranoid fiction, complements the song’s high-strung energy and infectious melody. Directed by Eliot Charof, the music video is the first in a series of three interlocking new videos from the band that explore a looming overly digitized future.
AWOLNATION will be teasing more new music alongside favorites from their previous four albums on the road this fall. Fans can catch the alternative act on stage from October 6 to November 18 in cities such as Denver, Chicago, New York, Nashville, L.A. and more. See below for a full list of dates and visit HERE for tickets.
AWOLNATION Upcoming Tour Dates
October 6 – Salt Lake City, Utah – The Complex
October 7 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
October 8 – Omaha, Nebraska – Barnato
October 10 – Minneapolis, Minnesota – Fillmore
October 11 – Kansas City, Missouri – Uptown Theater
October 13 – Chicago, Illinois – The Riviera Theatre
October 14 – Columbus, Ohio – KEMBA Live! Indoor Pavilion
October 15 – St. Louis, Missouri – The Pageant
October 16 – Newport, Kentucky – Ovation
October 18 – Detroit, Michigan – The Fillmore Detroit
October 19 – Cleveland, Ohio – Agora
October 21 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Stage AE
October 22 – New York, New York – The Rooftop at Pier 17
October 23 – Boston, Massachusetts – House of Blues
October 25 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Fillmore
October 26 – Silver Spring, Maryland – Fillmore
October 28 – Atlanta, Georgia – Tabernacle
October 29 – Charlotte, North Carolina – The Fillmore Charlotte
October 31 – Nashville, Tennessee – Brooklyn Bowl
November 2 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Cain’s Ballroom
November 4 – Houston, Texas – Bayou Music Center
November 5 – Dallas, Texas – Southside Ballroom
November 6 – Austin, Texas – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
November 8 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Revel
November 9 – Tempe, Arizona – Marquee Theatre
November 11 – Los Angeles, California – Hollywood Palladium
November 12 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Brooklyn Bowl
November 13 – Oakland, California – Fox Theater
November 16 – Portland, Oregon – Roseland Theater
November 18 – Seattle, Washington – Moore Theater
Since its formation by multi-talented musician and songwriter Aaron Bruno in 2010, AWOLNATION has redefined alternative music. With multiple radio hits at the alternative format, including 8 Top Five and 2 Number One hits, the act has inarguably already made a permanent mark, not just in their genre, but across modern music. Most notably, the chart-topping, record-breaking, diamond-certified track “Sail” created a reference soundscape for a myriad of hits in the last decade. That song launched a career that already spans four albums. Megalithic Symphony, the platinum debut LP that also produced the gold certified “Not Your Fault” and two other Top 10 US singles. Sophomore album Run arrived in 2015, and the follow-up, Here Come The Runts, came in 2018. Then entering a creative partnership with current label Better Noise music, the band’s fourth full-length album, ANGEL MINERS & THE LIGHTNING RIDERS, featuring the hit single “The Best,” was released on April 24, 2020, and features collaborations with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. In their positive review of the project, AllMusic calls it, “an energetic, fun, and compulsively listenable set that distills the best of what AWOLNATION can do: making pop-savvy, dance-friendly, alternative rock anthems that are not bound to traditional genre conventions.”
That boundary breaking of genres continued in Bruno’s creative calling, even more so as the world shut down in 2020. While quarantining, Bruno had the idea to celebrate music unapologetically with a team of talented friends – new and old. The result is the upcoming album My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me, a collection of unexpected yet passionately crafted covers and collaborations. Launched with the first single in January 2022, a powerful rendition of “Winds of Change,” featuring Portugal the Man and Brandon Boyd of Incubus, the project offers a sonic experience that takes listeners inward on a retrospective journey and outward on a collective celebration. The homage paid to each song’s original artist is just as fun to dive into as the mutual respect heard in every note from both AWOLNATION and guests.
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto and Sydney.
In 2021, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts in the rock space, landing at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Label charts and ranked as one of the top Mainstream Rock Label for the year.