Stephen Kellogg Returns with Will Hoge-Produced Album, Objects In The Mirror, on November 23, 2018
Stephen Kellogg has shared a new single, “Symphony Of Joy,” from his forthcoming Will Hoge-produced full-length Objects in the Mirror due out November 23, 2018. The song is a buoyant Americana-rocker that harkens back to Tom Petty and Bob Seger, in a style that brings to mind the happy-go-lucky approach of Josh Ritter and Ben Rector. Written with his wife and four daughters in mind, “Symphony Of Joy” encourages women to not let society hold them back while inspiring men to support them as allies in their fight, all with an optimistic outlook for the future. In the chorus, he sings, “Dance, like a symphony of joy / And it’s not your obligation to go easy on the boys / ‘Cause the ceiling’s gonna shatter and believe me when it does / Those who pinned you to the margins, baby, they’ll be sweeping up.”
As Kellogg starts the second verse of “Symphony Of Joy” with, “Now it ain’t nobody’s station to tell others how to live / But we’ve got a situation here where evil still exists,” his uncanny ability to shed light on what’s important, while staying a safe distance away from the soapbox, surfaces. It’s an underlying theme present throughout the 12-song set, as is his unwavering respect for the influential women of his life—from his young daughters (to whom he relays a series of tear-jerking fatherly sentiments in “Song For Daughters”) to his wife of 16 years (the subject of his George Strait-esque love song, “Love Of My Life”) to his beloved late-Grandmother (immortalized in a beautifully nostalgic soundbite at the title track’s opening). Objects in the Mirror proves that, above all else, Stephen Kellogg is a 21st century family man. And as he sings on album track “Easy Money,” “Well I don’t need a diamond or mother of pearl / Cause I’ve got a wife and four beautiful girls,” we are reminded that for Kellogg the future is, quite literally, female.
To celebrate the release of Objects in the Mirror, Kellogg recently announced an extensive tour of intimate solo shows for this November and December with support from folk singer-songwriter Taylor Carson, as well as a full-band run in Spring 2019. Please see below for full tour details.
Stephen Kellogg’s Objects in the Mirror Tracklisting: 1. All The Love That Comes To Me 2. High Highs Low Lows 3. Love Of My Life 4. Objects In The Mirror 5. Easy Money 6. Prayers 7. Symphony Of Joy 8. Song For Daughters 9. Orion 10. I Will Always Have Your Back 11. Right There With You 12. Irish Goodbye Stephen Kellogg On Tour: September 28 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe September 30 — Novato, CA @ Cookout Concert Series October 11 — Waltham, MA @ Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation October 13 — Overland Park, KS @ Kansas International Film Festival October 14 — Overland Park, KS @ Kansas International Film Festival October 19 — Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music Theatre* November 21 — Boston, MA @ City Winery+ November 23 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Locks at Sona+ November 24 — New York, NY @ City Winery+ November 29 — Fort Collins, CO @ The Elizabeth Hotel November 30 — Colorado Springs, CO @ Friends HC's December 1 — Boulder, CO @ eTown Hall~ December 4 — Nashville, TN @ Bluebird Cafe December 5 — Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse+ December 6 — Atlanta, GA @ City Winery+ December 8 — Cedar Rapids, IA @ December 9 — Des Moines, IA @ Flying Mango+ December 10 — Des Moines, IA @ Flying Mango+ December 13 — Evanston, IL @ SPACE+ December 14 — Orion Charter Township, MI @ 20 Front Street+ December 16 — Rochester, NY @ December 15 — Spring Lake, MI @ Seven Steps Up+ December 26 — Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square+ December 27 — Pawling, NY @ Daryl's House Club+ December 28 — Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage+ December 29 — Fairfield, CT @ Fairfield Theatre (Stage One)+ March 20 — Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club^ March 21 — Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark^ March 23 — St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club^ March 26 — Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door^ March 27 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom^ April 6 — Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater^ April 19 — Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair^ April 20 — Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Music Hall^ *appearing with Barefoot Truth +with support from Taylor Carson ~with support from Dave Tamkin ^Spring 2019 full-band tour Website: www.stephenkellogg.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/StephenKelloggMusic Instagram: www.instagram.com/stephen_kellogg Twitter: twitter.com/Stephen_Kellogg Spotify: open.spotify.com/user/stephenkellogg