Husbands Announces New Album Cuatro
Husbands AKA: Danny Davis, has announced Cuatro, their new album will drop on October 13th via Thirty Tigers. Ahead of the release, they have shared the album’s lead single “Can’t Do Anything.” and kick off their North American tour with Goth Babe, before performing at Lollapalooza next month (including an official aftershow with Men I Trust) and joining Wilderado on tour this fall.
The album’s first single, “Can’t Do Anything,” is described “It’s a pointless small thing that means everything to me now.” Despite the exultant chorus, the song is about knowing what you want, even if those closest to you have different priorities.
As the co-founding songwriter behind Husbands, Davis – the Oklahoma native who splits his time between his hometown and Costa Rica – has been meticulously crafting breezy and emotionally potent tunes about finding your place in the world. His writing always strives to break free from monotony and routine, aiming for meaning and clarity through massive choruses and colorful arrangements.
Cuatro marks a turning point for Davis. It’s the first LP he’s released without his longtime bandmate, collaborator, and close friend Wil Norton. It’s also an album that Davis made during a time of relative personal stability after quitting his nine-to-five as a software engineer and moving with his wife to Costa Rica.
The album is a document of Davis’ growth as a human being and a testament to finding peace in evolving relationships. Throughout his career, Davis’ songs have tackled the soul-crushing grind of day jobs and his unwavering desire to be a full-time musician. Now that he got his wish and was happily living in Costa Rica to focus solely on music, he needed to reframe his relationship to songwriting. “Before I quit my job, music was an outlet to channel negativity into some sort of release,” says Davis, citing the grind of his one-time software engineering job and growing up in Oklahoma’s bible belt as his reasons to let loose. With one of the major conflicts in his life now resolved, he decided to go back to the basics of why he loved music in the first place by writing universal and inviting songs you could easily grab onto. “I grew up with popular music—it’s what my dad listened to—and I still love it as an art form,” he says. “I just wanted to make an album for people to be able to sing along and feel a connection through it.”
“We’re called Husbands because I got married when I was 20 and have been with my wife since I was 15,” explains the now 33-year-old Davis. What started as a cathartic release from the soul-crushing 9-to-5 grind has evolved into something bigger and safe space for fans to turn to. In fact, fans have shared how Husbands’ music has helped them through tough times. “Something people tell us a lot when they come to our shows is that it feels like hanging out with a friend, which I take as the perfect compliment. I love a cool and mysterious artist as much as anyone else, but that’s simply not who I am or who I am capable of being. We’re like the cool uncles.”
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