Experimental/grunge american Blue October signs to earMUSIC!The American quintet of post-grunge, experimental, modern rock Blue October has exploded in the US since their start in 1995 by singer Justin Furstenfeld and his brother Jeremy. The multi-instrumentalist Ryan Delahoussaye also helped the bunch get off their feet as it all began. Then since, they have sold a whopping 4 million + records and singles to date in the US alone and after extensive touring are rising to new glory throughout the world. Scoring a #2 video on VH1 with ‘Hate Me’ (pegging a spot on the Top 5 Modern Rock Singles Charts for 16 weeks), a 1# video on VH1 with ‘The Ocean’, numerous platinum sales with 6 records and partaking in a handful of TV series and movies, Blue October is ready to shake things up once again with their 7th full-length album titled “Any Man In America”.
A mixture of depression, drug addiction, love, fraud and forgiveness, they have the blending melodies, harmonies and rhythms to rapture their listeners into music-coma. Influences like Flaming Lips, U2, Cold Play or Peter Gabriel seem to flow from their patented sound; infectious tunes with a yielding and intriguing nuance draw in the ears of listeners everywhere.
“Any Man in America” is a new beginning for Blue October taking the listener on a cathartic journey and chronicles the deeply personal events that have transpired in singer Justin Furstenfeld’s life since their last release.
Singer Justin found himself mired in the end of a marriage and a tenuous custody battle that consumed him to the breaking point.
From the sentimental opener ‘Feel Again (Stay)’ to the hopeful last track, ‘The Follow Through’ (feat. Patricia Lynn of The Soldier Thread), each of the 13 tracks tell a cathartic tale of heartbreak and healing through unbridled lyrical honesty, anthemic modern rock hooks, and melodic soundscapes.
Produced by Tim Palmer (Grammy award wining mixer for U2’s ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind, David Bowie, Pearl Jam, and Robert Plant among others) Justin, who co-produced the album, has been given “the freedom to be that open and honest.”
“You can still tell it's Blue October, but there's maturity. Justin is talking about super important subject matter that could hopefully be life-changing for other people. He's standing up for this larger purpose, and it's wonderful." Jeremy