New Granada Records
and acclaimed Chicago-based songwriter Bob Nanna
(Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City On Film, Lifted Bells) are excited to announce the release of Celebration States
, the brand new, highly personal showcase – and first official album under Nanna’s own name – that details a major life shift for the seasoned musician: a full, all-acoustic LP recorded entirely on September 7, 2019, the day that would’ve been Nanna’s wedding anniversary. Simple and exposed, Celebration States
places Nanna’s distinct, honeyed vocals on full-display and discusses the personal process of coping with a certain type of loss.
Celebration States takes the listener on a confessional ride of emotional hardships and self-exploration followed by the eventual enlightenment of inner healing. As heartbreaking as it is uplifting, the album is a journey of rediscovery with a hint of humor incorporated for good measure. Of the 10-song set, Nanna says it “documents the highs and lows of a one year-long story. It’s autobiographical and I purposely awaited a positive resolution before I decided to complete the project.” Pick up the vinyl via the New Granada store HERE and stream the album in its entirety on Spotify HERE.