In the midst of intense change and a series of hardships, Brent Cowles went through a period of self-examination that resulted in his solo debut How To Be Okay Alone - a raucous yet reflective 10-song collection that deals with love, loneliness and community. Brent recorded the LP with producer Joe Richmond (Tennis, Nathaniel Rateliff) over six days at a tiny Airbnb in an isolated stretch of Joshua Tree. The album is Brent's first solo full-length, following releases by his former band You, Me & Apollo. How To Be Okay Alone opens with a wallop - the rousing, stacked harmony anthem "The Fold" - and never lets up from there. Deeply honest and intensely personal throughout, the record channels loss and anxiety into triumph, ultimately striking that elusive balance between independence and community. "After broken bones I / Still don't know / How to be okay alone," Brent sings, but it's clear that he's ultimately come to understand this as a strength rather than a weakness.