Adam Remnant came up over the last decade fronting the folk-rock band Southeast Engine. As the principal singer and songwriter of the band, Remnant and his bandmates garnered critical acclaim and established a substantial following over the years, releasing five albums and touring across the United States and Canada. As Southeast Engine wound down, Remnant began plotting his way forward as a solo artist. He assembled a little studio in his basement and earnestly began writing and recording the songs that comprise the 2016 EP, When I Was a Boy, as well as this new full-length, Sourwood.
Remnant's signature baritone voice and literary songwriting act as the focal point in the productions spanning between folk, rock, and indie sounds mined from a Midwest basement. These songs were birthed in that intersection of youth and adulthood where dreams and realities confront one another. They detail the desire to find potential opportunities beyond the horizon while feeling the gravity of home. The album drifts back and forth between those push and pull forces of home and travel, youth and adulthood, as one might drift between a waking and dream state. Somewhere between those states is a place called Sourwood.
"...a fresh burst of inspiration from a reinvigorated songwriter. It's refreshing to once again hear his piercing vocals and modernized take on classic sounds." – Stereogum