SONG PREMIERE: Jeremy Pinnell Channels Country and Soul With “The Way We See Heaven”

The best country music artists always seem to carry a touch of lonesome in their voice. Whether it’s Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, or Merle Haggard, there’s always a an indivualistic sound that is both haunting and beautiful all at once, like a faraway train as it passes through the night. Kentucky singer-songwriter Jeremy Pinnell has this exact sound in his voice, and he brings it to life tenfold with his songwriting. Pinnell channels tales of love, heartbreak, addiction, loss, and religion into a chugging sound that falls right in line with the welcome resurgence of the outlaw country sound we’ve been experiencing in the last few years. The unassuming singer differs from peers like fellow Kentuckian Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton with his strikingly honest songs that carry just enough grit and pain to make it clear that he has lived exactly what he’s preaching. Between his voice, lyrics, and perpetually chugging acoustic guitar, Pinnell definitely stacks up to his country music peers.

Today Glide Magazine is excited to premiere Pinnell’s tune “The Way We See Heaven”. The song is from the musician’s sophomore effort, Ties of Blood and Affection, which will be released on August 11th via Sofaburn Records, following his acclaimed 2015 debut album OH/KY. Whereas the songs on his debut found Pinnell often trafficking in darker fare, Ties of Blood and Affection seems to come from a more comfortable, settled place as he writes thoughtful lyrics about the working life, family obligations, and faith. His new stories delve into acceptance and survival, all the while investigating his most challenging chapter yet: adulthood. “The Way We See Heaven” is rambling tune that finds Pinnell questioning faith while looking back on his own experiences dealing with the good lord above. It also carries a power with its soulful organ, twangy pedal steel, and solid drum beat, making it feel like a single and signaling to the world that Pinnell is destined for bigger stages.

“The song is mostly written out of frustration within myself. When you spoke to me about God I believed you, that’s my fault,” says Pinnell when talking about the personal origins of the song.


Jeremy Pinnell’s sophomore studio album Ties of Blood and Affection will be available August 11th on CD, digital and streaming formats via SofaBurn Records. Pre-order here:


Jeremy Pinnell Tour Dates:
8/12 Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theater (CD RELEASE)
8/15 Nashville TN – Grimey’s in-store
8/15 Nashville TN – The 5 Spot
8/17 Austin TX – The White Horse
8/18 Fort Worth TX – Fred’s TX Cafe
8/20 Jerome AZ – Music on the Edge of Time (House Concert)
8/22 Los Angeles, CA – Cinema Bar
8/23 Bakersfield CA – El Conquistador Music Experience
8/24 San Francisco CA – Hemlock Tavern
8/25 Portland OR – Landmark Saloon
8/26 Seattle WA – Sunset Tavern
8/27 Spokane, WA – The Roadhouse
8/29 Boise ID – Pengillys Saloon
8/30 Salt Lake City, UT – Hog Wallow Pub
8/31 Fort Collins CO – Moe’s Original BBQ
9/1 Kansas City MO – The Westport Saloon
9/2 Davenport, IA – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel
9/08 Nashville TN – The Country
9/09 Louisville, KY – Pete Fest
11/3 Pawlet VT – The Barn
11/4 Peacedale RI – Roots Hoot (House Concert)
11/5 Boston MA – O’Briens Pub
11/6 New York NY – Pianos
11/8 Newark DE – Home Grown Cafe
11/9 Richmond VA – Cary St Cafe
11/10 Aberdeen, NC – Poplar Knight Spot
11/11 Knoxville, TN – Dirty South House Concerts
11/17 Nashville TN – The Country
11/18 Louisville KY – Club Nirvana

Photo: Michael Wilson

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