Drake White is officially burning up trails and charts with the release of his forthcoming debut album on Dot Records. SPARK is due out on Friday, August 19 and features his current single “Livin’ the Dream.” The pre-order for the much-anticipated LP will begin on June 24 with select instant grat tracks added leading up to the release.
The foot-stomping singer/songwriter – and nature enthusiast – teased the news to his Firestarters during his CMA Fest Fan Club Party and shared the announcement on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Music Awards.
“Since we began this journey – working on the album – I knew I wanted the title to be SPARK,” said White.
He continued, “The idea of starting a big fire from a tiny spark has always been so intriguing to me. That’s the way I live my life; starting with a small plan and then it becomes this dream I didn’t know how to dream.”
The SPARK album cover tells the visual story of who White is as an artist, husband and native Alabamian. The images imprinted in his silhouette paint a narrative of White’s life, including his wife Alex, his hometown church where his grandfather served as a preacher, his dog Writer and other mementos that inspired the album.
Recorded in Nashville, the Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover produced project contains 12 tracks, 10 of which White co-wrote.