“Beth” By Al Menne

"Beth" By Al Menne is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
Al Menne Photo Credit: Seannie Bryan

Singer/songwriter Al Menne shares “Beth,” the new single from their forthcoming debut solo album, Freak Accident, available September 22nd via Double Double Whammy. The song features Christian Lee Hutson on guitar and piano and Jodi’s Nico Levine on pedal steel. Menne has announced record release shows in New York at Purgatory on October 6th and Los Angeles at the famed Bob Baker Marionette Theater on September 21st.

“I wrote ‘Beth’ as a way to sort through someone else’s lived experience,” says Menne. “This song is a familial love letter to someone I’ve felt rather estranged from even though there is an exterior presentation that “everything is fine.”

Menne, is known as the lead singer of beloved Seattle band Great Grandpa. Their debut solo album was produced by Christian Lee Hutson, engineered and mixed Melina Duterte (Jay Som), and features work from guitarist Meg Duffy (Hand Habits).

Al Menne has spent a lot of time driving in cars. Whether taking trips up and down the West Coast, touring in a van, or working as a delivery driver, they’ve become intimate with the possibility, at any moment, of disaster. “At the end of a very long driving shift,” Menne says, “there’s a moment when you realize, I shouldn’t be driving right now. Anything can happen. You really can’t be in control of everything that’s happening around you.” F

Al Menne
Freak Accident
Track listing
Double Double Whammy

1. Kill Me
2. Grandma’s Garden
3. What U Want
4. Saddle
5. Freak Accident
6. W Arms Wide Open
7. Beth
8. Feeling Meaning
9. Careful Heart

Al Menne 2023 Tour Dates

9/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bob Baker Marionette Theater
10/6 – New York, NY @ Purgatory *

* w/ Jodi & Grumpy

pre-order Freak Accident by Al Menne HERE


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