Austin Meade is a young cat that we’ve been excited about for a quite a while. A millennial with a 70’s soul, Meade’s songwriting skills are beyond his years. His guitar prowess adds some vintage rock ‘n’ roll edge that contrasts his smooth melodies that are easy on the ears. We’ve featured Meade on 20 Questions and he’s played River Jam several years running, including last year’s Saturday night full band performance at the River Road Ice House.
Austin Meade’s latest album, “Waves” hits the streets on March 1st. As the title suggests, Meade looks at life through a surfer’s eyes, riding the crests while enduring the troughs. Sometimes you reminisce on the epic rides with exuberance; sometimes you lick your wounds and learn from the wipe outs.
We’re fortunate to give you a sneak peek by premiering the track “Growing Pains” here at Galleywinter. Meade’s upbeat but mellow delivery is backed by a groovy drumbeat that gets your head nodding from the get-go. It’s an open the sunroof type of tune that will turn your spirits after a challenging day.
Meade told us:
“’Growing Pains’ was one of the first songs that I put together for this album ‘Waves’. I was at a crossroads in life… deciding whether to keep pushing forward, or dropping my goals to please someone else. It’s a hard thing to realize that someone or something you love just isn’t right for you. But after making the decision to go for what I wanted, I became much happier. It felt like the universe was lining things up in perfect order for me. Every now and then I’ll hit a wave of bad luck, but then it turns back around. ‘Growing Pains’ is that voice in the back of my head every now and then that reminds me of how things used to be.”
We dig it so much that we’re giving away an Austin Meade autographed vinyl of “Waves.” Leave a comment below and we’ll pick a winner.