Grabbin’ my keepsakes, leavin’ my burdens @nfrealmusic #thesearch

Oh Googles, how you make me smile with your reminders to check out new music releases. I get so caught up in the playlists I craft, sometimes I forget to look for new music. Today I took in a few albums, loved Thomas Rhett’s new release “Center Point Road.” I didn’t “thumbs up” every song, but it has 16 tracks which is pretty extensive, so omitting only a few says a lot.

But I opened up the blog to write about just one song.

nf headshot photoOn July 26, 2019, NF’s fourth studio album, The Search will be released. The first single dropped about a week ago and today I took a listen. Admittedly, I almost turned it off, because I’m in an office without my ear buds and can’t turn it up real loud. So 30 seconds into the track when I still couldn’t hear anything I started to get antsy. Did Google Music take me to a faulty track? What’s going on!?


The fade into “The Search” is slow and quiet, which ends up being a good thing, because like many NF songs, the track is deep and raw and so wading in slowly really is the way to go.

Hang up my heart, let it air out (Air out)
I’ve been searchin’
“What does that mean, Nate?” I’ve been learning
Grabbin’ my keepsakes, leavin’ my burdens
Well, I brought a few with me, I’m not perfect
Lookin’ at the view like, this concerns me
Pickin’ up the cues, right? I’m quite nervous
Hate it when I lose sight, life gets blurry
And things might hurt me
It’s prolly gonna be a long journey, but hey (But hey)
It’s worth it

The Search Tour Sign up for first access to tickets:

SEP 12: Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
SEP 13: Grand Rapids, MI — The DeltaPlex Arena
SEP 14: Sterling Heights, MI — Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
SEP 15: Columbus, OH — Express Live!
SEP 17: Philadelphia, PA — The Met Philadelphia
SEP 18: Wallingford, CT — Oakdale Theatre
SEP 20: Charlotte, NC — Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
SEP 21: Raleigh, NC — Red Hat Amphitheater
SEP 23: Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works
SEP 26: Louisville, KY — Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
SEP 27: Fort Wayne, IN — The Clyde Theatre
SEP 28: Minneapolis, MN — The Armory
SEP 29: Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theatre
OCT 01: Edmonton, AB — Edmonton Convention Centre
OCT 02: Calgary, AB — Grey Eagle Event Centre
OCT 03: Vancouver, BC — PNE Forum
OCT 05: Seattle, WA — WaMu Theater
OCT 06: Kennewick, WA — Toyota Center Kennewick
OCT 08: Portland, OR — Moda Center
OCT 09: Garden City, ID — Revolution Concert House
OCT 11: Magna, UT — The Great Saltair
OCT 13: Morrison, CO — Red Rocks Amphitheatre
OCT 15: Kansas City, MO — Uptown Theater
OCT 18: Houston, TX — Revention Music Center
OCT 19: Oklahoma City, OK — The Criterion
OCT 20: Irving, TX — The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
OCT 22: Phoenix, AZ — Comerica Theatre
OCT 24: Anaheim, CA — House of Blues Anaheim
OCT 26: San Jose, CA — San Jose Civic

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