By Mark Ambrogi
Since his fourth studio album was released in April 2015, Howie Day has been on a vigorous mission to support it.
“There have been some pretty intense periods of ‘go-go-go!’ since ‘Lanterns’ was released mid-last year, but I suppose that’s a good sign,” Day said. “I’m still enjoying being on stage, and people keep showing up.”
Day will perform at The Warehouse, 254 1st Ave. SW, Carmel, at 8 p.m. Feb. 27. Shane Piasecki also will perform.
“I’m in this phase right now where I’m really digging the solo thing, pulling everything back — especially the new songs from ‘Lanterns,’ to a stripped-down acoustic vibe,” said Day, whose voice is described as a warm tenor. “I think it’s in this space that you can really feel what a song is made of.”
“Lanterns” was funded by fans and Day himself.
“It completely freed me up creatively, which was great,” Day said. “The fans’ feedback along the way was very encouraging. As far as the studio, being on the clock and knowing that you will be financially responsible eventually also made the work ethic better, I hope. I’m really happy with how ‘Lanterns’ came to be, and I would totally look at something similar again in the future.”
Day, 35, said he is already thinking about the next music project, but that will have to wait.
“I’m at this point where I’m completely in the throes of this album cycle and passionate about making people aware of it,” Day said. “As always, I’m thinking about the next project, but only in the sense of dreaming about it — here are no plans yet, and that’s what’s exciting. Endless possibilities.”
Day’s second album Stop All the World Now was certified gold in early 2005 and produced hits “She Says” and “Collide.” His music has been featured on several TV shows, such as “Scrubs,” “General Hospital” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
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