Edwin McCain Sets New Album Release

05/25/2011
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Edwin McCain has signed with 429 Records and is putting the finishing touches on his new album "Mercy Bound," which will be released on August 30th .

On this, his tenth album, McCain has introduced a new dynamic by reconnecting with fellow singer songwriter Maia Sharp (who performed a duet with McCain in 2004).

Their ongoing musical interaction over the years continued to grow providing McCain with the ideal opportunity to mix things up. The result is "Mercy Bound."

Produced by Sharp, the album flows with McCain's unmistakable style, yet hints at a newfound sense of collaboration and interpretation.

Providing additional artistic input are songwriters Angie Aparo, Mark Addison, Anders Osborne and the guitar talents of Warren Haynes.

On first listen, McCain and his band have created a classic Edwin album. Sharp's and the other's contributions to McCain's album are subtly apparent whether in the way they poignantly turn a phrase or in Sharp's breathlessly gorgeous vocals on the duet "Uncharted."

Says Edwin: "As we were making this album, we wrote together exclusively on a bunch of the tracks, and then she threw me a few songs she wrote herself. A lot of the time, when you go from a female to a male voice, it doesn't really work, but for me, it was almost like she was watching me on closed circuit TV. Sometimes I think your ego tricks you into thinking, 'I have to write everything,' but, no, you don't have to write everything, you just have to love it."

Mercy Bound Track Listing:

The Boy Who Cried Love
Mercy Bound
Sober
Boom
Anywhere I'm Going
My Judas
Strange Angel
Uncharted
Better Story To Tell
Millhouse Girl
The Lucky One

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