News: Shane Smith And The Saints Release First Album In Five Years With The Highly Anticipated ‘Norther’; Listen To New Track ‘Fire In The Sky’

David Wells

Shane Smith & The Saints have released their long-awaited new album Norther on Thirty Tigers/Geronimo West Records. Norther is the Austin, TX band’s first album in five years and has proven to be well worth the wait.
The 13-song collection features great songwriting, passionate performances, thought-provoking narratives, and Smith’s arresting vocals backed by an exceptional band in the Saints, who effortlessly traverse rock, country, folk and Americana. Norther has received high praise from the press.

The group’s powerful new track ‘Fire In The Sky’ expresses the deep love of a family and the fear of loss during wartime. 

“This song paints a picture with the darkest colours of war,” says Smith. “‘The ground was covered with tears of mothers and sweat-to-ashes and fire in the sky…’ It tells a story of two brothers trying to make it back home from war and the oldest feeling the weight of his responsibilities to keep the younger safe and trying to follow guidance given by both of his parents.” 

Listen to ‘Fire In The Sky’, below:

Last week, CMT also premiered the group’s new video for their song ‘Adeline’.

On March 30th, Shane Smith & the Saints will make their US network television debut on CBS Saturday Morning and will make their Grand Ole Opry debut on March 26th.
In 2023, the band sold out Red Rocks Amphitheatre in one day and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium well in advance and after a thunderous and hugely talked about show at London’s Bush Hall last year, will return the UK this May to perform at Highways Festival at the Royal Albert Hall. They will also be playing shows in both Manchester and Glasgow. See a list of upcoming UK tour dates below.
With three independent albums under their belt and a constant tour schedule, Shane Smith & The Saints built their career with bricks and mortar. They abide by a blue-collar work ethic, maintaining a high level of integrity, delivering a fiery live performance, and making lasting connections with a fanbase that is rapidly expanding.
Shane Smith & The Saints is Shane Smith (acoustic guitar/lead vocals), Bennett Brown (fiddle), Dustin Schaefer (lead guitar), Chase Satterwhite (bass), and Zach Stover (drums).
Listen to Norther HERE
Upcoming UK Tour Dates
May 17 – London, UK – Highways 2024
May 18 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
May 19 – Glasgow, SCT – Oran Mor

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