NASHVILLE, TENN. – January 17th, 2020 — “Who I Am,” the latest single by veteran Nashville singer/songwriter Adam Chaffins, was released today via EMPIRE distribution – listen/share HERE. The song is the last single to be released before his debut full-length album, Some Things Won’t Last, is released February 21, 2020 (pre-save).
“Who I Am” borrows from Chaffins’ East Kentucky roots with its raw delivery and lonesome tone. Recorded at Southern Ground Nashville, the eerie-torch song features haunting background vocals by Aubrie Sellers which are combined with the dream-like tones of Ethan Ballinger’s guitar and Jason Goforth’s pedal steel, adding to the sonic beauty of the track while matching its lyrical depth. Co-written with acclaimed Nashville songwriter Jerry Salley (cuts by Chris Stapleton and Reba McEntire), “Who I Am” is Chaffins’ only co-written original track on his upcoming debut full-length album, Some Things Won’t Last.
“Who I Am” follows the successful release of “Her”, Chaffins’ latest single and video. “Her” captures the brooding and melancholy journey of a past love and loss. His work has earned him recognition from NPR, which said Chaffins comes “from an Eastern Kentucky country-music hotbed” but “brings enough R&B and indie rock to his Americana blend to make an original statement.”
Chaffins’ debut full-length album, Some Things Won’t Last, is the next leg of a journey and the birth of a dream. Scheduled for release February 21, via EMPIRE distribution, the album was born from the constant progression of Chaffins’ music, honoring past experiences while always moving forward, creating a new palate of sound that might not have existed before and inviting diverse audiences that might not have come together before.
SOME THINGS WON’T LAST TRACK LIST
1. No Big Deal (written by Adam Chaffins)
2. I Might Be Wrong (written by Adam Chaffins)
3. Take It All Back (written by Adam Chaffins)
4. I’m Over You (written by Tim Nichols & Zac Turner)
5. Making It Known (written by Adam Chaffins)
6. Who I Am – feat. Aubrie Sellers (written by Adam Chaffins & Jerry Salley)
7. Doorway – feat. Aubrie Sellers (written by Adam Chaffins)
8. Her (written by Adam Chaffins)
9. Further Away (written by Adam Chaffins)
Recorded at Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Nashville, producer/musician Ethan Ballinger (Lee Ann Womack, Aubrie Sellers, Andrew Combs) and GRAMMY award-winning engineer/co-producer Brandon Bell (Zac Brown Band, The Wood Brothers, Sarah Jarosz) merged their visions with Chaffins’, embracing his wide-ranging sonic palette and unique voice. The result is Some Things Won’t Last, a nine-song album featuring a range from fuzz-toned, drum-driven rockers to ballads laced with symphonic swells. It lays bare the many layers of Adam Chaffins and his music.