Sam Densmore is set to release his fourth full-length album, Open Marriage, later this month. It’s the Coos Bay native’s first new material in almost five years, and it finds the songwriter in a surprisingly raw and emotional state. According to the record’s press release, Densmore wrote the new songs largely about the demise of his own marriage:
Featuring various musings on his own open marriage - which ended in separation two years ago - the album is Densmore’s processing of that situation. Between the upbeat energy produced by his band and the singer’s ability to sarcastically quip now at his experiences, it seems safe to say that the demons were successfully exorcised through the creation of Open Marriage.
Produced in Portland with help from Mike Coykendall (M. Ward, Beth Orton, Bright Eyes), the album’s features 10 folk rock tracks, including this warm and wistful song “Up All Night.”
Sam Densmore celebrates the release of Open Marriage on April 21st at The Fremont Theater in Portland.