Blues Traveler announced the release of their new album, “Blow Up The Moon,” out April 7, 2015 on Loud & Proud Records. “Blow Up The Moon” sees Blues Traveler enlist an eclectic mix of songwriters influenced by the band’s 25+ year career.
“We wanted to experiment with co-writing since we usually try to do everything in-house, in this misguided homage to The Beatles,” says singer John Popper. “We found quality writers to see what they could bring to us as a band, and also people who could see our strengths, something that’s hard to see for yourself.” “Blow Up The Moon” features collaborating artists Thompson Square, Plain White T’s, 3OH!3, Hanson, Jewel, Secondhand Serenade, JC Chasez (*NSYNC), Bowling for Soup, New Hollow and Thomas Ian Nicholas.
The band is streaming the new song “Castaway” featuring California ska-punk band Dirty Heads and singer Rome Ramirez from Sublime. Check it out here:
“The thing took on a life of its own,” adds guitarist Chan Kinchla. “We had so much fun reinvigorating our songwriting. We all tried to inspire something great within, especially since all of these artists are different from us and what we do.”
“Music is never supposed to be monogamous,” says Popper. “We all want to push boundaries,” Popper said. “Generally, Thompson Square stick to love songs, but here they are writing a philosophical statement about how the industry will embrace you and then turn on you.”
“This was definitely an organic process that worked. It’s something to be proud of,” says Kinchla.