Sedona, AZ-based artist, decker. has released a video for "Awake," the third single off his new full-length album, 'Born To Wake Up,' out now on Royal Potato Family. Premiered by Relix Magazine, the clip is comprised of deliberate, tight shots on the faces of people across a range of ages and races, bringing into focus the conviction of the song's refrain, "You are the one."
decker. explains: "'Awake' is a song about remembering our true nature—as spirit, Creation, love—the very innocent way we all come into this world. So much of my journey, and I think where healing takes place, is holding space with the present moment. Really being with it. The video embodies that; to hold space with these beautiful people, look in their eyes and then, hopefully, to look inward and find even the slightest touch more of compassion for ourselves and the world around us."
decker. describes his sound as "psychedelic desert folk," drawing inspiration directly from the vortexes of the red rock mountains and canyons where he resides in Sedona, Arizona—an area so widely renown for its healing energy that millions of spiritual travelers flock there every year in an attempt to harness its power. His latest album, 'Born To Wake Up.' finds the singer/songwriter maturing in his artistic viewpoint from previous work, exploring themes of optimism and struggle, birth and passing, reality and illusion across a range of songs like "Burnin Grass," "The Matador" and "Awake."
A U.S. tour to support the release begins next week at The Lost Church in San Francisco on Thursday, October 11. He'll then play dates in Los Angeles and Long Beach before heading to Portland, Oregon for a week long residency of free shows at Al's Bar. He'll return to the Northwest at the end of October for additional dates in Seatttle, Portland and Cottage Grove before heading to the East Coast and Midwest in November, highlighted by a headline performance at Mercury Lounge in New York City on November 4. The tour wraps with four shows in the Southwest, including The Walnut Room in Denver, Club Congress in Tucson and Last Exit Live in Phoenix.
decker. Tour Dates
Oct. 11 - San Francisco, CA - The Lost Church
Oct. 12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Escondite
Oct. 13 - Long Beach, CA - The Prospector
Oct. 14 - Portland, OR - Al's Bar
Oct. 24 - Flagstaff, AZ - Prochnow Auditorium
Oct. 25 - Seattle, WA - Conor Byrne
Oct. 27 - Portland, OR - Kelly’s Olympian
Oct. 28 - Cottage Grove, OR - Axe and Fiddle
Nov. 1 - Bethel, CT - Note Kitchen & Bar
Nov. 2 - Philadelphia, PA - Bourbon & Branch
Nov. 3 - West Babylon, NY - Looney Tunes
Nov. 4 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Nov. 7 - Columbus, OH - Spacebar
Nov. 8 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Nov. 9 - Chicago, IL - Elbo Room
Nov. 10 - Minneapolis, MN - Day Block Brewing Company
Nov. 13 - Omaha, NE - The 909 House Concert Series
Nov. 14 - St. Louis, MO - The Monocle
Nov. 15 - Kansas City, MO - The Westport Saloon
Nov. 16 - Denver, CO - The Walnut Room
Nov. 17 - Taos, NM - Taos Mesa Brewing Taproom
Nov. 18 - Albuquerque, NM - Marble Brewery NE Heights
Dec. 14 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Dec. 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Last Exit Live