Briston Maroney’s 2021 debut Sunflower led to international acclaim and sold-out tours across the U.S. and beyond. It’s no wonder the Nashville-based indie powerhouse has created well-deserved buzz around his upcoming sophomore effort Ultrapure, due later this fall. The album finds Maroney at his most ambitious and most cohesive — the singer-songwriter plays every instrument on the record, emphasizing his versatility and attention to detail. Much like his debut, Ultrapure captures the human experience of pain, joy and uncertainty.
“My favorite moments in the human experience are ones that you don’t even realize have started, but feel so deeply when you realize they’ve ended. I refer to these as ‘Ultrapure’ moments,” he shared, explaining the LP’s title. “This album was my humble, unqualified, and earnest as hell attempt at sitting in those feelings until they had no choice but to burst out of my head.”
Listen to Briston Maroney perform “Body,” “Fool’s Gold” and “Freakin’ Out On The Interstate” live at WNXP’s Sonic Cathedral. Ultrapure drops September 22 via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records.