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The One Eighties Announces Debut Album’s Release Date


May 17 — North Carolina-based duo The One Eighties is hoping to release its debut album this summer.

Minefields is scheduled for release Aug. 18 and according to Daniel Cook, one half of the duo, the record’s title came from the pair’s view of life.

“The album is called Minefields because life is unpredictable,” Cook said. “Themes cover personal struggles, relationships, and emotional growth. It’s lamenting at times, playful at others. We hope there’s something in it for everyone!”

Autumn Brand, the other half of the duo, expanded on Cook’s comments.

“At one point, during a near-mental breakdown, we dropped everything and wandered across the country,” adds Brand.  “We weren’t sure what we were looking for, but somehow in white sand dunes, deserts, great canyons, redwood forests, and cactus fields we found at least a sound. It would be an amalgamation of everything we loved—dreamy vocals, traditional roots instruments, 80’s synthesizers, and layered strings. It had been two years, and we’d finally found the beginning.”

Minefields was mastered by Grammy award-winners Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone. Award-winning drummer Fred Eltringam (Sheryl Crow, Amanda Shires, Carrie Underwood) and bassist Mark Hill (Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen). The album has produced two singles so far in the form of ‘No King‘ and ‘Dead Star Light.’ A third single — ‘Two Jet Planes’ — is scheduled to debut July 7.

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