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GRAMMY Camp Alumni Maybe April Announce Debut Album, Drop Two New Songs
Nashville country duo Maybe April have announced their debut album, The Other Side, and released two of its songs: the vibey "Need You Now" and its lively title track.
Katy DuBois and Alaina Stacey first met in 2012 at GRAMMY Camp, an interactive summer music industry experience for high school students presented by the GRAMMY Museum. Over the years, the group has experienced great success, opening for Brandy Clark and Sarah Jarosz and making waves at SXSW this year, as well as their share of challenges. "it's mostly been good, I think," Stacey told Billboard. "It just feels so scary because there's so many other people trying to do the same thing. It's been a long time in the city trying to be successful and also create something we're proud of."
Keeping it in the family, their debut album was recorded at Gravity Studios Chicago with Stacey's brother Julian. "As many studios and incredible musicians and producers and everything as there are in Nashville, we wanted to work with Julian and get his take and takeaway to create our version of American/country music," Stacey said. "It was kind of cool because it was a process of transforming it into something really organically. It wasn't a set-out thing to make it what it is; It was all of us working together, playing around with the songs and making it more us."
The Other Side is due out Aug. 9. Maybe April will be performing at CMA Fest on June 6 and plan on hitting the road for tour this summer.
"We're hoping to take this (music) all across the country," Stacey says. "We're just excited to be doing something. We've always struggled with our genre and had to start to hone in on where we are now and where we've come. We describe it as country/American roots with pop influences. It's a little mix. We can't wait for people to hear it."
JUST ANNOUNCED! We’re performing at #CMAfest in support of the @cmafoundation & their mission to shape the next generation through high quality music education. Tickets start at just $10: https://t.co/Dxw2vlppBb pic.twitter.com/U6N4zwWcjh
— Maybe April (@MaybeAprilMusic) May 23, 2019
This year's crop of GRAMMY campers were announced earlier this month, along with special guest artists JoJo and The Head And The Heart. For more information on GRAMMY Camp, visit grammyintheschools.com.