Dallas singer-songwriter Caleb Campbell, known by his stage name Ari Roar, has announced his debut album, Calm Down, out on May 25 via Bella Union.
Alongside his debut album, he has also released the album’s title track and revealed a string of shows for this year’s SXSW festival. “Calm Down” offers the best of new and old as its lo-fi guitar sound melds seamlessly with Campbell’s ‘60s-pop vocal sensibilities.
Talking about his new single, Campbell says:
I wrote this on a sunny day in a Seattle basement. I had been walking through this hilly neighborhood and the inclines we’re leaving me winded. I made my way down to the lake and remember the water being freezing even though it was a warm day. I couldn’t believe that people were swimming. I was back and forth between writing songs and going to this local post office to have pictures of astronauts printed out.
Listen to “Calm Down” below and preorder Ari Roar’s debut album on iTunes here.