Evan Honer Finds His Way After Whirlwind Debut With Anticipated New Album Fighting For, Out June 7th

Article Contributed by Missing Piece Group | Published on Sunday, April 28, 2024

Singer/songwriter Evan Honer announced today his new album Fighting For will release on June 7th through Cloverdale Records. The anticipated release will be the follow-up to his 2023 debut West on I-10, which was met with sudden success through sheer organic connection with audiences, garnering millions of streams worldwide, over 2.6 million monthly listeners, and leading to sold-out headline tours across the country and into Europe. That whirlwind period is captured on Fighting For. Co-produced by Honer with longtime collaborators Stephen Myers and Jon Notar, it's a coming-of-age record that asks hard questions and offers no easy answers. Instead, it embraces the conflicting swirl of emotions that come with early adulthood, from exhilaration to uncertainty.

Honer also shared his new single “Easier,” one of several new songs on the album that place his vulnerabilities on full display. With its cinematic chorus, singing at the very top of his range, Honer rails against the adulthood realities that don’t measure up to his expectations.

Listen To "Easier" HERE

Pre-Order/Pre-Save Fighting For HERE

Honer began teasing his forthcoming album earlier this month with the release of the rough-edged folk song “Take Me As I Come” featuring fellow rising artist Wyatt Flores. With quiet verses that give way to cathartic, high-flying choruses, Holler raved “It’s the pairing we never knew we needed…a striking acoustic offering.”

Evan Honer was still a college student in Southern California when his music — a mix of acoustic folk, indie-Americana, and alternative pop, delivered by a young songwriter who's never been afraid to blur the boundaries between genres — began earning a global audience. It happened fast. One minute, he was uploading performance videos to social media with little response. The next, he was a viral success, earning 50 million streams with his version of the Tyler Childers deep cut "Jersey Giant" and building a following with his original music. On graduation day, Honer released West On I-10, which quickly led to collaborations with Liam St. John, Wyatt Flores, Vincent Mason, and more, as well as sold-out shows across America and Europe.
Fighting For captures the zeitgeist of 20something life during the 2020s. It's a soundtrack for young adults navigating the long road from past to present, looking to make some sense of the relationships, regrets, and romances they encounter along the way. Appropriately, Honer recorded the album on the move, finding small windows of time between gigs to capture these songs in small studios, churches, living rooms, and even AirBnbs. After the overwhelming success of West on I-10, he had opportunities to do things differently, including seven-figure offers from virtually every major record label, along with A-list Grammy-winning producers vying to work with a young musician who'd already earned 200 million streams on his own. Instead, he opted to turn them all down, stay independent, start his own label Cloverdale Records, and build a community of like-minded and hard-working artists willing to bet on themselves.
Stacked high with acoustic-driven songs and plugged-in performances, Fighting For shows just how wide Evan Honer's musical reach can be. This is music for campfires, festival stages, and everywhere in between, delivered with a rare mix of urgency and poise. It's music rooted in Honer's personal experience, yet still filled with universal stories about punching one's way to the next round.
This summer and fall, Honer will hit the road in support of Fighting For with dates that will take him across the US and Europe. For the full list of shows and to purchase tickets, see below or visit www.evanhoner.com/tour.

01) Nowhere Fast
02) Brother
03) I Figured We'd Go Dancin'
04) Mr. Meyers
05) Take Me As I Come (w/ Wyatt Flores)
06) I Hope That's All You Need
07) Empty On The Inside
08) Wake Up, Come Down
09) Greetings from Tulsa Oklahoma
10) Losing Faith
11) A Thousand Times
12) Easier
13) Someone You Don't Know (w/ Julia DiGrazia)
14) idk shit about cars
15) Fighting For
16) Take the Sunrise

Tour Dates:
04/26 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
04/27 - Wilkesboro, NC @ MerleFest
05/02 - Dublin, IRL @ Green Room at The Academy
05/04 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
05/06 - London, UK @ Colours Hoxton
05/07 - London, UK @ The Slaughtered Lamb
05/08 - Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
05/10 - Oslo, NO @ Cosmopolite Scene
05/12 - Stockholm, SWE @ Bar Brooklyn
06/01 - Gardnerville, NV @ BackCountry Festival
06/29 - Denver, CO @ Endless Sunshine
07/19 - Chattanooga, TN @ the Barrelhouse Ballroom
07/20 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
07/22 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
07/23 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Floridian Social Club
07/26 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
07/27 - Macon, GA @ Bragg Jam Music Festival
07/28 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
09/06 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Music Hall
09/07 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
09/09 - Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
09/10 - Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
09/13 - Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Company
09/14 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
09/16 - Houston, TX @ Last Concert Cafe
09/17 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
09/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
09/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
09/24 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
09/26 - Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
09/28 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
09/29 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
09/30 - Fargo, ND @ The Hall at Fargo Brewing Company
10/03 - Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto
10/04 - Boise, ID @ Shrine Ballroom
10/07 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
10/09 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
10/10 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
10/14 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
10/15 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
10/17 - Detroit, MI @ El Club
10/18 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
12/01 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi Indy
12/03 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall