– Platinum recording artist, Ron Pope, has today released new song, ‘You’re OK‘ alongside an accompanying video animated by Stephanie O’Byrne – available to view here. The song is the third release from his highly anticipated upcoming album, Inside Voices, set for release on June 2nd, 2023 on Brooklyn Basement Records.
‘You’re OK’ follows the release of ‘The Real Thing‘ in March and ‘To Be Without You‘ with Ira Wolf and Robby Hecht in April. The videos, which were filmed in the same setting as a continuation to one another, were directed by Sean Hagwell and Joshua Shoemaker respectively.
Ron’s wife, Blair, nearly died in early 2020; ‘The Real Thing’ and its album-mates from Inside Voices were all created in the wake of that experience, infusing renewed vitality into music written about a relationship that has been explored in song for nearly two decades and ten albums.
Pope will embark on a UK and European tour to support the release in September 2023, with Lydia Luce supporting. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at ronpopemusic.com/shows:
September 13 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret Scene
September 14 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
September 16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Södra Teatern
September 17 – København, Denmark – Hotel Cecil
September 19 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
September 21 – Berlin, Germany – Badehaus Berlin
September 22 – München, Germany – Ampere / Muffatwerk
September 23 – Cologne, Germany – Artheater
September 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
September 27 – Bristol, UK – St. George’s Bristol
September 28 – Manchester, UK – Stoller Hall
September 29 – London, UK – Union Chapel
Ron Pope’s Inside Voices is an expertly crafted collection of songs about growth, heartache, lasting love, the joys of parenthood, and living with gratitude. This is an album that was created in an emotional foxhole, written as Pope and his family recovered from his wife’s near death experience and recorded as he tragically lost both of his grandparents over one eight-day span.
“My grandparents were the kind of ‘crazy in love but also practical, good partners’ that we are,” Pope says. “They died eight days apart, right as we were working up this music. I waded through a river of darkness during that period and I damn near drowned in it, but when I came out the other side, I was so full of gratitude.” The ten song journey leads listeners through his transition from son to husband and father, through grief and ultimately, back to joy.