AVI KAPLAN RELEASES LEAN ON ME EP TODAY
THE 4-TRACK EP FEATURES EXPANSIVE ALTERNATE MIXES AND A COVER OF THE BILL WITHES CLASSIC LEAN ON ME
“Since returning to music on his own terms, the songs have poured out of him with his vocals shifting from power-bass, to reveal a more nuanced voice, with extended range, rich, tender and abounding.” – American Songwriter
Toronto, ON – August 21, 2020 – Today, rising singer-songwriter, Avi Kaplan, has released the Lean On Me EP, a 4-track set featuring alternate mixes of It Knows Me, and Chains (from his acclaimed Mike Mogis produced debut EP, I’ll Get By) along with fan favourite, Aberdeen, and his recent cover of Bill Withers’ classic, Lean On Me. The Lean On Me EP will be available on limited edition etched vinyl via Avi’s online store and indie retailers later this fall. Purchase/listen to the Lean On Me EP here.
On I’ll Get By, Kaplan’s debut EP for Fantasy Records released in February 2020, the former Pentatonix star shares personal stories about love, anxiety, loss, and his time growing up in the California Redwoods. With a range of sounds from soul to bluegrass, the songs were cast with acoustic guitar, pedal steel, organ and deep groove percussion that beautifully complements Kaplan’s haunting, otherworldly vocal ability. Melding early influences such as Bill Withers and Paul Simon with the textured, contemporary sounds of Fleet Foxes and Hozier, Kaplan’s striking introduction marks him as one of music’s most exciting new arrivals.
Although hard at work on new music for 2021, Kaplan’s fall European tour has been postponed to next year due to the continuing challenges of COVID-19. New shows have been added in Zurich, Warsaw, and Brussels and are on sale now. Updated routing is below. For tickets and information, please visit www.avikaplanofficial.com.
Avi Kaplan Fall 2021 European Tour Dates
October 27 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Small Hall October 29 – Hamburg, DE – Grunspan
October 30 – Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
October 31 – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen
November 2 – Munich, DE – Backstage
November 3 – Zurich, CH – Plaza
November 4 – Vienna, AT – Arena Wien
November 6 – Krakow, PL – Kwadrat
November 7 – Warsaw, PL – Proxima
November 8 – Prague, CZ – Palac Akropolis November 10 – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVrendenburg Pandora
November 11 – Nijmegen, NL – Doornroosje
November 12 – Brussels, BE – AB Flex November 18 – London, UK – Lafayette
November 20 – Manchester, UK – Band On The Wall