Fronted by singer-songwriter Kurt Baumann, roots-rock band The Burned first exploded onto the music scene in 2010 with a celebrated self-titled debut. Now, some years later, the band is hoping to reignite its loyal fan base as it works on brand new music for release in 2018.
The Burned’s acclaimed first chapter had fans clamoring for live shows. Indeed, that first album (largely studio-based) was a success story that surprised even Baumann, who has since pulled together a full touring band to both record and perform the band’s new music.
Baumann’s writing style has evolved with the years, too. While in the spirit of the debut album, his new songs exhibit the storytelling, rootsy feel of epic ballads heard during his Texas childhood. He affectionately recalls “the Outlaw Country music scene,” with music by the likes of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings.
“In the past, my writing has been esoteric,” explains Baumann, “and while I love mysterious songs that are open to individual interpretation, sometimes people are confused about the meaning. The new songs have been great fun to write in that they revive classic storytelling, but with rock tones and textures added along the way.”
With such resonating stories to tell and a sound so uniquely its own, The Burned is energized and eager to share from the stage what it has long been capturing in the studio.