Austin, Texas-based Empty Trail has released a new single, “Somewhere.”
“This song is about hope,” stated Vocalist/Guitarist Rick Lambert, “much like many of our other songs. ‘Somewhere’ is about imagining a better outcome, dreaming for a better world. I think that type of reflection and introspection is pivotal to any kind of positive.”
Lambert originally began the concept of Empty Trail as a personal project during a stint in Los Angeles. After recording his first EP, Obscured, Lambert relocated to Austin after recruiting Drummer Rom Gov and Bassist Shane Wallin in 2016.
“I wanted something that sounded grungey, but with a modern sonic appeal,” Lambert explained. “Bands like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains come to mind.”
Empty Trail received an overwhelmingly positive response after taking their act on the road, especially in their home state of Texas. High demand for more music prompted the group to enlist Kfir Gov to produce a brand new single, “My World,” which exemplifies the full embodiment of what Empty Trail is meant to be.
Recorded at Evil Snail Studios in 2017, “My World” would prove to be a massive turning point.
“It was essentially the sum of all the best parts of the band condensed in the greatest way possible,” Lambert stated.
The success of their new single caught the attention of music industry aficionados Cristian Machado (Ill Nino), Johnny Z of Megaforce Records, and Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio, and with good reason. “My World” has more than 400,000 streams on Spotify alone, as well as continuous airplay on Rock stations across the United States.
Golden Robot Records also noticed the band’s meteoric rise, and quickly signed Empty Trail to produce a follow-up EP entitled Lost featuring “My World” as a bonus track. The EP has been streamed over 700,000 times with the video for the title track, surpassing 120,000 YouTube views.