Nashville-based band and Belmont alums Judah & the Lion are kicking off the New Year with the release of their new single, “Over My Head.” The synth-and-banjo driven track comes on the heels of “Pep Talk” and “Quarter-Life Crisis,” a multi-track single released in December and the band’s first new music since their sophomore album, Folk Hop N Roll.
“Over My Head” is a deeply personal look into vocalist Judah Akers’ mindset during a time that was both professionally exciting and personally turbulent.
“I was on the road and homesick,” recalls Judah Akers. “So that feeling’s rushing in, mom’s not doing well, not talking to dad, my sister’s sad. All these thoughts were happening and I was so overwhelmed with life. I was medicating and distracting myself in different ways so I could get through.”
Judah & the Lion (Judah Akers, Nate Zuercher, Brian Macdonald) began 2019 in front of a crowd of 200,000 at Nashville’s New Year’s Eve celebration where they debuted the songs live and again performed “Over My Head” the next day at NHL’s Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium on NBC. Already announced for this year’s Hangout Music Festival in May, fans can expect more on the horizon live from the trio soon.
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