Keaton Simons To Release New Album Beautiful Pain On April 30th 2013
Former Maverick and CBS Records recording artist Keaton Simons will release his sophomore full-length album, Beautiful Pain, on April 30th, 2013. The highly-anticipated album, co-produced with Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, One Republic) and mastered by Gavin Lurssen of Lurssen Mastering, will be distributed through ADA distribution (Warner Music Group). The album includes co-writes with friends and peers Jason Mraz, Jason Reeves, Glen Phillips (Toad The Wet Sprocket) and Mikal Blue amongst others.
The first single and title track of Beautiful Pain will be released digitally on February 5th, 2013. The single can be streamed here:
Beautiful Pain isSimons' most universal album to date and maintains his high caliber of songwriting, production, and musicianship. With the exception of the drums, which are played by the United Nations' Musical Director, Robin DiMaggio (Paul Simon, David Bowie, Lopez Tonight), all instruments on the album are played by Keaton Simons. Additional featured artists on the record include Alex Al (bass), Lenny Castro (percussion), Zac Rae (keys), Tyler Hilton (piano, vocals) and Tower of Power's Bill Churchville (trumpet, trombone) and Sean Hill (saxophone).
Since his 2004 debut EP Currently (Maverick) and 2008 full-length Can You Hear Me (CBS Records), Keaton has tour nationally and internationally, and opened for Coldplay, Train, Guster and REO Speedwagon amongst others. He has also worked as a writer, musical director, singer, bassist and guitarist with such notable acts as Gnarls Barkley, Snoop Dogg, Josh Kelley and Tre Hardson (The Pharcyde). In addition Keaton's music has been heard in dozens of feature films and television shows, including Sons of Anarchy, Private Practice, NCIS, Malcolm in the Middle, Numb3rs and Hollywood Heights.
Best Revenge Records is Simons' own newly formed label.
Fans can expect to see Keaton Simons back on tour later this year throughout the U.S., performing both solo acoustic and with his full band.