Today marks the release of “Stateside”, the second single from Hussey (All Get Out frontman Nathan Hussey’s solo project) around his upcoming full-length, Hitchens. “Stateside”, which premiered this morning with Substream Magazine , continues Hussey’s exploration of a more stripped down, reflective sound than we’re used to hearing from him with All Get Out. Centered around a campfire, sing-along style acoustic guitar and Hussey’s emotionally engaging vocals, “Stateside” is a testament to just how much a man with a pen and a guitar can accomplish artistically. “Stateside” follows the release of “All Things”, which premiered last month with Brooklyn Vegan. “All Things” was a fitting introduction to Hitchens, as Hussey describes it as being the song that “really opened up the album” to him as a writer. “Stateside” offers further insight into what we can expect on the new full-length, which is due out January 12th on Equal Vision Records. You can listen to it now on YouTube or Spotify.

Thematically, Hitchens is an observation on the Human Condition interpreted through personal experiences. It draws largely from the life and suffering of it’s namesake; the catalytic author and orator, Christopher Hitchens. However, it was not so much Hitchen’s politics that Hussey found inspiration in, but his intelligence, the veracity with which he supported his beliefs, his constant quest for personal evolution and, most of all, his life story. According to Hussey, the record is “more about the impact of someone not only in my life but in the pseudo-fiction used to represent how we feel about another person. Sometimes a character says it better than you ever could”.

Hitchens will be Hussey’s first release on Equal Vision Records. Along with the announcement that he will be putting out his solo project with Equal Vision came word that we can expect the highly-anticipated follow up to All Get Out’s 2016 release Nobody Likes A Quitter with the legendary alternative rock label next year as well. In his new label, Hussey believes he has found a “warm and cozy home”. A look at at Equal Vision’s track record of helping artist’s push their creative boundaries would indicate that Hussey will indeed find himself with the opportunity to continue building on his well-deserved reputation as one of the most innovative songwriters in modern rock.

Hitchens is due out January 12th, You can preorder it today from their webstore.