The open road has beckoned to generations of artists, writers, and seekers of authentic experience. For acclaimed singer/songwriter Ryan Hamilton, jumping into a minivan with his pup Peaches and driving from home near Fort Worth, Texas through the Southwest out to California last fall was not just catharsis, it was an unexpected impetus to create Nowhere To Go But Everywhere, his formidable new album with The Harlequin Ghosts, which is due out on September 18th via Wicked Cool Records.
Lucky for us, Hamilton decided to document his road trip out of his own desire to capture his experience as well as to reflect on his emotional state. Calling it Communique, the mini-documentary follows Hamilton on his journey while also providing insight on the new album. Over the next several weeks Glide is excited to premiere each installment of Hamilton’s mini-documentary as a build-up to the release of the band’s new album Nowhere To Go But Everywhere, starting this week with the trailer to give you a taste of what you’re in for.
In the final two episodes of the documentary, Hamilton has an eye-opening lunch with his friend Michael Des Barres, attends a taping of a certain famous game show, shares a new song. Then he moves north to the ocean and concludes his journey with self-reflection and enlightenment.
Note: Episode 7 says that the new album is released. The correct release date is September 18th.
Ryan Hamilton introduces the documentary:
“When I decided to take a road trip across the U.S., in the wake of my divorce, I really just did it for me. I had no ideas, or aspirations about it turning into some sort of Documentary. I was taking photos, and capturing video, just because I wanted to document the experience for myself. The songs for this new album didn’t exist before I went on this trip. So, clearly, I found it inspiring. More importantly though, by doing things like spending the night in the desert, or in the mountains, on my own, I faced my fears, and my heartbreak, head on. No distractions. I came out the other side a better, stronger person. I think everyone, if given the opportunity, should head out on the road, Jack Kerouac style. It’ll change your life forever. “
Nowhere To Go But Everywhere is due out on September 18th via Wicked Cool Records.
Album pre-orders: https://orcd.co/nowheretogobuteverywhere