Hailing from LA-via-Austin, RF Shannon is the latest Fuzz Club recruit. Ahead of the release of the singer-songwriters second album, 'Trickster Blues', here's the awesome first single 'Cold Spell'.

We’re really excited to announce that we’ll be giving the sophomore album from RF Shannon, titled ‘Trickster Blues’ a European release – with Cosmic Dreamer Music handling the release across the pond! Headed up by Shane Renfro and having recently relocated from Austin to Los Angeles, RF Shannon play a captivating blend of desert blues and old-school R&B.

As Shane gears up for the release of the LP, he’s shared ‘Cold Spell’ – the first single to be taken from the album. Stream it below…

Talking about the track, Shane explains: “It was cold outside, that wet-to-the bones Austin, TX cold. I was huddled around a space heater just playing that walk-up riff over and over. I was feeling elated and terrified. I had just told someone I loved them that had been my friend for many years, and she said she loved me back. Without saying too much, the situation was complicated. We both knew we were on the cusp of something life-changing, but we both felt a lot of guilt and grief over it and wanted to handle the situation properly by letting it unfold naturally. So we just stepped out of each other’s lives briefly to figure our own hearts out. When it comes down to it, the song is about feeling like a cold person for interjecting into someone else’s fate, but also feeling like, maybe I am part of this person’s fate and this is how it’s supposed to be.”

‘Trickster Blues’ serves up eight tracks of folky desert blues that channels the sombre croons of Dylan and Cohen, or perhaps more recently that of Kevin Morby. Recorded in only two days, the record is a world away from the writing process on the band’s debut: “The process was a drastic shift from the one we took with Jaguar Palace and I was hooked. It was a blast all of the time. We kept a quick pace due to external circumstances via random or otherwise inevitable interruptions, so we learned to take what we could get. If a take was good, it was a keeper, we didn’t second guess it. In just four days we had demoed the majority of my new material and it just felt so right.”

‘Trickster Blues’ is clearly powered by a real fast-paced recording set up, and in this case, the change was certainly a good thing – the LP is fantastic and we’re super excited to be putting it out over here in Europe. For now, check out ‘Cold Spell’, and if you like what you hear, pre-order below.

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