Song Premiere: David Payne, “Cheaper Than Therapy”

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Dayton, Ohio singer-songwriter David Payne, who also happens to be the frontman for Americana-influenced rock band The New-Old Fashioned. is set to release his second solo effort. Cheaper Than Therapy, released eight years after his solo debut Twenty-One, is a six-song EP of acoustic ballads that celebrate the life of a working musician as much as it condemns its frustrations and limitations.

Recorded at home by Payne and mastered by Micah Carli at Popside Recording, the EP evokes the tender sides of songwriters like Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell, both of whom Payne considers among his top influences.

Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of sharing the EP’s lead track today, an up-tempo barn-burner that perfectly illuminates Payne’s high-tier efforts as a vocalist, songwriter and guitarist.

The EP will officially hit the streets August 19.