Country rocker Becky Warren will release her sophomore album, Undesirable, on October 19, 2018. The highly anticipated album consists of eleven tracks and as noted in a recent press release, is a “record about humanity, as Warren distills the stories of a group of entrepreneurs trying to work their way out of poverty in her homebase of Nashville, Tennessee.” The music video for her Warren’s new single, “The Drake Motel,” premiered today on American Songwriter.
The Drake Motel features one of the entrepreneur’s, Shawn Lesley, who is referred to as ‘motel homeless,’ making enough money to afford basic housing, but unable to meet other requirements needed to obtain an apartment.
In Nashville, many of these individuals sell a local street paper called The Contributor, which is printed by a non-profit aiming to provide additional income opportunities for members of the impoverished community. As seen in the video for “The Drake Motel,” Warren got to know many of these vendors, learning their stories and proving that we are all much more similar than we think. For the protagonists of Warren’s catchy, guitar-driven songs, homelessness is never a defining characteristic.
The album was produced by Dan Knobler, known for his work with Rodney Crowell, Lake Street Drive and Kelsey Waldo, and is the follow-up to Warren’s solo debut, 2016’s War Surplus. Warren previously released the lead single “We’re All We Got” featuring Indigo Girl Amy Ray and premiered at Billboard.
Sept. 13 – Nashville, TN – The Fond Object (California Country Social)
Sept. 14 – Nashville, TN – City Winery (Official Americanafest Showcase)
Sept. 15 – Nashville, TN – Martin’s BBQ (Boo Ray’s Americana Review)
Oct. 8 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
Oct. 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Pete’s Candy Store
Oct. 18 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Ale and The Witch
Oct. 26 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt (Album Release Show)