Kansas City-based Hembree have announced the February 4 release of their new album, It’s a Dream!. The LP  finds the quintet pushing their established sound—first glimpsed on 2019’s excellent debut House on Fire—to new, colorful zeniths. Possessing a funky looseness and hip-shaking approach that perfectly pairs with Isaac Flynn’s emotionally kaleidoscopic lyrics, It’s a Dream! is a record about getting freaky even while you’re freaking out. It’s a beyond relatable sentiment couched in music that burrows its way into your mind and stays there.

Hembree share It’s a Dream!’s title track and Flynn notes, “Believe it or not, I wrote this song before the pandemic, but I think we could all tell things were feeling strange! I was channeling the balance of feeling like everything was completely insane while going through the motions of everyday life.  Musically this one started as a beat and mandolin riff that our co-producer, e.hillman (of Foreign Fields), sent me in 2017. I just couldn’t find the right inspiration to write to it for nearly three years. It’s like the song was just lingering in my mind until I finally found the right words and melodies for it. It’s strange how songs can take thirty minutes or three years to write. When we were recording it, we felt it needed more voices than just the band, so when Alex’s partner and our great friend, Devynn Carter, was visiting LA we had her join us on the song. That’s the real feel of this record. We wanted to be as collaborative and creative as possible. You know, try to have as much fun as possible while living in such strange times.”

Hembree are also excited to announce a run of tour dates which kick off on tomorrow in Colorado Springs, CO and conclude on December 30 in New York City. 

Hembree Tour Dates

11/10 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
11/12 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre 
11/13 Ames, IA Maintenance Shop 
11/19 Providence, RI The Met
11/20 Providence, RI The Met
11/26 Kansas City, MO The Truman
12/3 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
12/4 Rochester, NY Anthology
12/30 – New York, NY Irving Plaza

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