“One of the country’s most energizing performers,” (Rolling Stone Country) Drake White is officially burning up trails and charts with the release of his forthcoming debut album on Dot Records. SPARK is due out on Friday, Aug. 19 and features his current single “Livin’ the Dream.” The pre-order for the much-anticipated LP will begin on June 24 with select instant-grat tracks added leading up to the release.
The foot-stomping singer/songwriter – and nature enthusiast – teased the news to his Firestarters during his Fan Club Party and shared the announcement on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Music Awards.
Since we began this journey– working on the album–I knew I wanted the title to be SPARK,” said White who Billboard calls, “confident, energetic presence with a mix of gravel, soul and gospel in his voice .” “The idea of starting a fire from a tiny spark has always been so intriguing to me. That’s the way I have always lived my life; starting with a small plan and then it becomes this dream I didn’t even know to dream.”
White’s SPARK album cover tells the visual story of who Drake White is as an artist, husband and native-Alabamian. The images imprinted into his silhouette paint a narrative of White’s life, including his wife Alex, his hometown church where his grandfather served as preacher, his dog Writer and other mementos that inspired his first full length album for Dot.
Recorded in Nashville, the Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover produced project contains 12 tracks, 10 of which White co-wrote.
SPARK Track Listing:
1. “Heartbeat” | Drake White, Ross Copperman, Jason Sellers
2. “Story” | Drake White, Mark Irwin, Tommy Lee James
3. “Makin’ Me Look Good Again” | Drake White, Monty Criswell, Shane Minor
4. “It Feels Good” | Drake White, Derek George, Philip Pence
5. “Livin’ the Dream” | Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Luke Laird
6. “I Need Real” | Drake White, Ross Copperman, Jon Nite
7. “Back to Free” | Drake White, Randy Montana, Philip Pence
8. “Equator” | Drake White, Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen
9. “Live Some” | Drake White, Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne