Today, acclaimed folk-pop singer/songwriter Brett Dennen releases his new album See the World available everywhere now via Mick Music. The album features 10 songs including new single “Paul Newman Daytona Rolex” and the title track, which is currently in the Top 10 at AAA and growing. It is Dennen’s fifth song to do so. Click HERE to buy/stream the album. Click HERE to watch the official lyric video for “Paul Newman Daytona Rolex.”
See the World is a blend of experiences and sometimes seeming contradictions, much like Dennen himself. Peppered in equal parts with shrewd quips and vulnerable admissions, the album is ultimately an exploration of life’s deepest meaning and a call to get out and explore. It is Dennen’s first full length studio album release on Mick Mgmt’s (Leon Bridges, Maggie Rogers, Ray Lamontagne) new frontline label, Mick Music, distributed by DashGo.
On the inspiration behind the album, Dennen shares,
“See the World is about making a choice to experience life and take a stand for things you believe in. We’ve all gone through the pandemic and evaluated our lives; there’s an opportunity now for all of us to take risks, to follow our dreams and intuitions. It’s time to see the commonalities between us. It’s time to take care of the planet as well as each other. We need to make choices about what is meaningful and what is not. All of the songs point back to these things. I hope it inspires people to live well and do good things with their lives.”
On the new lead single, “Paul Newman Daytona Rolex,” Dennen dives into his signature witticisms and sings of a sentimental attachment to a rare watch he owns. The song touches on what we value as humans ourselves with Dennen sharing, “the things you can’t put a price on should be the things you value the most…to me it’s all about self-worth and peace of mind. It’s a funky-catchy little tune that makes me feel good when I sing it.”
Dennen is currently headlining a US summer tour in support of the new album—see upcoming dates HERE and below. He will also take the stage this year at festivals across the country including BeachLife Festival, Ferdinand Folk Festival and Moon Crush.
7/30 Wall Township, NJ Daydream Farm
7/31 New York, NY City Winery @ Pier 57
8/1 Belle Vernon, PA Vinoski Winery
8/4 Highland Park, IL Ravina Festival
8/5 Ann Arbor, MI Sonic Lunch
8/6 Cinicinnati, OH Summer Music Series on Fountain Square
8/7 Columbus, OH Woodlands Tavern
8/8 Cleveland, OH Music Box Supper Club