Today, Neighbor have shared the fifth single from their self-titled debut album, which is set for release worldwide on June 2. The Boston-based band celebrates the album's release tonight at The Wilbur Theatre in their hometown. The collections's fifth single, "Mighty Apple Tree", follows up on previously released tracks "Take Me Alive," "Isla," "Lonely Rider" and "Don’t You Cry."
Lyricist and keyboardist Rick James says that the band enjoyed experimenting with this track in the studio: "Sonically, we had fun exploring the music for 'Mighty Apple Tree.' It's one of the band's staple original songs; however, even for fans who have heard it hundreds of times, there will be something new for them to enjoy."
Lyrically, James provides further insight into the meaning of the song: "'Mighty Apple Tree' is about keeping your head up, about knowing you're not alone. Knowing that, no matter what you're going through or what difficult situations you face, there is always someone who will have your back. As if you're on an island, and you're all by yourself, the universe will work to pull everything together for you. The song helps us understand that the going is always going to be tough, but when tough situations arise, you'll always have someone or something to lean on. That is what the 'Mighty Apple Tree' is, the person or thing in your life you can always depend on."
"Mighty Apple Tree" is out on all streaming platforms today. Listen HERE. Pre-order on vinyl and CD is also available on the band's website.
5/19 - Boston, MA - The Wilbur
5/20 - Portsmouth, NH - Music Hall
5/28 - Martinsville, VA - Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival
6/3 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Neighbor At Camp Greensky In Iceland
6/15 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival
6/17 - Swanzey, NH - Northlands Music & Arts Festival
6/22-25 - Rothbury, MI - Electric Forest
6/30 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center At The Heights
7/1 - Cincinnati, OH - The Andrew J Brady Music Center
7/7 - Farmington, ME - Whistlestop Concert Series
7/8 - Jay, VT - Jeezum Crow Music Festival
7/20-23 - Patchogue, NY - Great South Bay Music Festival
8/4-6 - Navarro, CA - Under The Moon
8/25-27 - Vineyard Haven, MA - Beach Road Weekend Festival
9/9-10 - Indianapolis, IN - All IN Music & Arts Festival
10/6-8 - Darlington, MD - The Ramble Festival