Platinum-selling band PARACHUTE releases their new self-titled album today via Thirty Tigers, produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, James Bay.) The new collection features ten all-new tracks from the Charlottesville-bred trio. Forming when they were still in high school, Parachute’s Will Anderson (vocals, guitar), Johnny Stubblefield (drums), and Christopher “Kit” French (saxophone, keyboards) have proven to have a deep affinity for classic pop, heartfelt rock, and tuneful soul.  The men of Parachute have racked up a considerable amount of roadwork and honed their combustible musical chemistry and just like the songs on the albums they bring their passion to every live show. The band is currently touring nationwide in support of the new album. See below for a list of all the remaining dates.
The new album debuted today on iTunes charts taking the #1 slot on top albums (pop) and #5 on top albums (all genre) and the first three singles from the release are also making an impact garnering 6 million combined streams on Spotify and 2.2 million views on youtube to date.
See the video for “Young” here –
See the video for “Had It All” here –
That intimacy echoes the earliest days of the band, which formed when Anderson, Stubblefield, and French were still in high school. After spending nearly every afternoon in Anderson’s basement, dreaming up songs showing an intense affinity for classic pop and heartfelt rock and tuneful blue-eyed soul, the band began landing gigs locally and soon gained a following at the nearby University of Virginia. As their inaugural release under the name Parachute, 2009’s Losing Sleep debuted at #2 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart and climbed to #40 on the Billboard 200. Over the next few years, along with releasing The Way It Was and Overnight (which shot to the #3 spot on iTunes), Parachute toured with such artists as Kelly Clarkson, Gavin DeGraw, and Mat Kearney, and completed three sold-out headlining tours. Now, after a decade of touring internationally and turning out hit singles like “She Is Love” (#1 at iTunes), the gold-certified “Kiss Me Slowly,” “Forever and Always,” and the infectious smash single “Without You” (from 2016’s Wide Awake.) With the release of Parachute, Anderson and his bandmates hope that the album might spark a sense of emotional openness in each listener.
With their open-hearted songwriting and haunting melodies, the trio continues to pack deep layers of feeling inside the most immediately catchy pop track. “I don’t think we’ve ever been as proud of any album we’ve made as we are of this one.  These are easily the most personal, vulnerable songs I’ve written, and the hardest we’ve ever worked as a band in the studio. But getting to do an album with Jacquire was a dream come true, and we feel like we’ve finally hit our stride with the songs and the sounds. This truly is the album we’ve always wanted to make.” — Will Anderson (vocals, guitar)
Upcoming Dates –
May 9 at House of Blues in Cleveland, OH
May 10 at House of Blues in Chicago, IL
May 11 at Turner Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI
May 12 The Varsity in Minneapolis, MN
May 14 at Wooly’s in Des Moines, IA
May 15 at The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE
May 17 at Delmar Hall in St. Louis, MO
May 18 at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN
May 29 at Recordbar in Kansas City, MO
May 31 at the Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO
June 1 The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT
June 4 at Neptune Theater in Seattle, WA
June 5 at the Star Theater in Portland, OR
June 7 at August Music Hall in San Francisco, CA
June 8 at Strummers in Fresno, CA
June 9 at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA
June 11 and 12 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA
June 14 at House of Blues in San Diego, CA
June 15 at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ
June 18 at 3TEN – ACL Live in Austin, TX
June 19 at Granada Theatre in Dallas, TX
June 21 at Grand Stafford Theatre in Bryan, TX
June 22 Heights Theatre in Houston, TX
June 25 at Terminal West in Atlanta, GA
June 26 at The Underground in Charlotte, NC
June 27 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC
June 28 at Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA
June 30 at Deluxe at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN
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