Tré Burt announces new album "Traffic Fiction"; Europe tourdates coming up08-08-2023
On October 6th singer-songwriter Tré Burt will release his 3rd studio album, Traffic Fiction, via Oh Boy Records. The album’s 14 tracks mark an unexpected musical reinvention, rooted in Burt’s new and idiosyncratic version of classic soul. At the same time the LP also preserves the special relationship Tré shared with his grandfather who passed away earlier this year - this was the music the two shared.
Along with this announcement, Tré Burt shares the LP’s lead single, the jubilant “Santiago,” which recounts an overseas tryst that ended too soon. On the track Burt narrates moments of mirth and lust over go-go keyboards and a beat so simple and propulsive The Ramones would have loved it. He says, “The song actually started out as a writing prompt that my friend gave me over the phone during my solo writing retreats at the cabin. She said ‘write about Santiago’ and it ended up being a good stage to talk about some heartache I was going through. But it wasn’t just heartache, there was also a lot of joy which is why it sounds upbeat, I guess.” A video for the single was shot by Charles Garmendia. Listen/share “Santiago” here and watch the clip here:
Traffic Fiction is the follow up to 2021’s You, Yeah, You, his sophomore album and one where bits of his roots and compositional ambitions began to emerge. On Traffic Fiction, they are in full bloom, from the sweet country-soul surrealism of the title track to the skywriting rock of “2 For Tha Show,” Burt as urgent and commanding as he’s ever been. Traffic Fiction is the sound of Burt confidently bending a sentimental past to his present will.
This month Tré Burt will be over for a string of dates with Wilco and a festival appearance at The Long Road - before coming back for a full tour in the spring of 2024:
14/08: Sant Feliu de Guíxols, ESP - Festival Porta Ferrada º
16/08: Marbella, ESP - Starlite Marbella º
17/08: Alicante, ESP - Plaza de Toros º
20/08: Vigo, ESP - Espazo Fest º
22/08: Toulouse, FR - Le Bikini º
27/08: Stanford Hall, UK - The Long Road
º w/ Wilco