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Press Play: Towa Bird Releases Debut Album "American Hero"

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Towa Bird has just released her highly anticipated debut album, American Hero, through Interscope Records. This powerful project showcases an enticing, fresh, and unique voice in the alt-rock/pop scene.

Towa is set to embark on her "American Hero Complex Tour" this September and October, with headline shows in California and New York. In addition to her headline tour, Towa will perform at the All Things Go festival in New York and Columbia, MD. She has previously captivated audiences on Reneé Rapp’s Snow Hard Feelings Tour across North America and Europe.

"American Hero" is distinguished by Towa’s explosive guitar work and emotionally rich songwriting. “These songs are me being completely honest about queer love and all its essence; there’s a lot of yearning and vulnerability and dealing with difficult emotions,” Towa explains. Featured on Rolling Stone’s list of top candidates for “Pop’s Next Big Thing,” Towa aims to fill a gap she felt growing up, saying, “I grew up listening to so many male-gazey love songs, and it was important to put something out into the world that felt like the music I wanted for myself when I was a kid.”

Produced by talents such as Alexander 23, Luke Niccoli, and Thomas Powers of The Naked and Famous, "American Hero" has garnered praise from critics, including Dazed & Confused, which noted the album “details everything from heartbreak to capitalism” with a nostalgic Y2K flair.

The album features high-energy tracks inspired by garage-punk, ’90s Britpop, and modern indie-rock. Highlights include the punk-driven “B.I.L.L.S.” and the infectious love song “Drain Me!,” co-written with Mikky Ekko. Other standout tracks include her debut single “Wild Heart” and the compelling “Sorry Sorry.”

With "American Hero," Towa Bird lights up the music scene with a fresh perspective and undeniable talent, promising a thrilling experience for listeners and concert-goers alike.

Listen to the album below.


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