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Zach Bryan Says New Album Will Feature Live Version of ‘Dawns’

July 15, 2023 10:03 pm GMT
Last Edited December 19, 2023 10:30 pm GMT

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Zach Bryan has hinted that his hotly anticipated new album, which is expected to be entitled ‘Writers and Fighters’, will feature a live version of his much-loved 2023 single, ‘Dawns’.

The ‘Oklahoma Smokeshow’ singer-songwriter teased the inclusion during an exchange with a fan on Twitter. Zach Bryan has become renowned for his accessibility on the social media platform, with the country-folk star regularly making seemingly off-the-cuff revelations on the site.

In this latest interaction, one of his followers posed the question, ‘Hey @zachlanebryan can you drop us a live version of Dawns?’, before Zach responded, ‘Sure I'll put it on the album’.

Although not iron-clad confirmation that the new project will indeed feature a live version of ‘Dawns’, Zach Bryan tends to stick to the promises he makes to fans.

One of the only times he's had to go back on a previous commitment was when Zach postponed the release of Writers and Fighters, after originally sharing on Twitter that he'd drop it in February 2023.

Excitingly, it appears Zach Bryan's American Heartbreak follow-up will be arriving sooner rather than later, with the prolific songsmith announcing a couple of weeks ago that he'd “finished” recording the album. Earlier in July, Zach posted ten song snippets, which many expect to constitute the majority of the Writers and Fighters tracklist.

It remains to be seen whether Zach Bryan and his band already have a live recording of ‘Dawns’ up their sleeve from a recent show, or whether this will be taken from an upcoming performance. ‘Dawns’ has become a staple of Zach's 2023 setlist, and we're hoping he once again includes Maggie Rogers if he does decide to record a live rendition.

Either way, given how widely celebrated Zach Bryan's 2022 live album, All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster (Live from Red Rocks), has been since its release, we're sure a live rendition of ‘Dawns’ would be an electrifying addition to the new project.

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