After the release of his debut single “Excuse The Mess” in September, self proclaimed “grunge country” artist Austin Snell made an immediate impact with his unique rock-meets-country sound. In just 24 hours, “Excuse The Mess” had hit 100k streams and counting. By the time of his second release, a cover of Cassadee Pope’s “Wasting All These Tears,” Snell’s breakout single had surpassed 10 million streams in less than 3 months.
Despite his (almost) overnight success, the up and coming artist has proven to be more than just a viral moment. In the past year, Snell has released another two singles, signed a record deal, and even managed to be named SiriusXM’s latest “Highway Find” – a sought after recognition for artists early in their careers.
Following his latest release, “Pray All The Way Home,” Austin Snell revealed his latest project on social media just last week – a 3-song collection of recently recorded demos titled “Songs From My Phone.” He took to Instagram to update fans on Thursday, sharing that the upcoming EP’s songs were recorded in a Key West hotel room, and were seriously straight from his phone. “Authentic as it gets,” as Snell said in his video.
“Songs From My Phone” includes 3 brand new tracks: “Whiskey In A Wine Glass,” “Things I Shouldn’t Do,” & “Lines.”
The opening track, “Lines,” shares the same message as “Excuse The Mess.” It’s gritty, and the lyrics cut pretty deep. Emo-country at it’s finest.
“If you read between the lines on the bathroom counter / or the ones from the drunk text after / every time I try to rewrite my lines I get stuck here in this chapter.”
“Whiskey In A Wine Glass” and “Things I Shouldn’t Do” are more “country-sounding” than anything Snell’s released previously, and both SO damn good.
If you listen to the entire EP start to finish, it also sounds like Snell recorded the entire thing on 11% battery…in case you needed further proof that these songs were, in fact, straight from his phone.
Check out “Songs From My Phone” here: