David Ramirez releases fourth album to critical acclaim

David Ramirez is in the process of wrapping up a UK tour which included a stop at London’s St Pancras Old Church (“A compelling set performed to an intimate crowd” **** – Independent) – the tour follows David’s critically acclaimed album We’re Not Going Anywhere. Produced by Sam Kassirer, the album finds Ramirez painting a vividly imagined picture of contemporary America through the songwriter’s own perspective of having dual American and Mexican heritage.

Musically, ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’ marks a departure for Ramirez who builds on the rootsy sound of his early albums to create something new and anchored in the present. It’s a record informed and driven by Ramirez’s own background which identifies both promise and protest at a time of socio-political agitation, “so many cultures in this country are being viewed as un-American and it breaks my heart. My family has raised children here and are proud to be a part of this country.  Most of what I’ve seen as of late is misplaced fear. I wanted to write about that fear and how, instead of benefiting us, it sends us spiralling out of control.”

UK Tour
18 January | Manchester, The Castle
19 January | Glasgow, Broadcast
21 January | Newcastle, Cluny 2

Press cuttings
“Fans of the National and Springsteen (Darkness onthe Edge of Town) vintage, check in”  – Independent
“Politics seldom sound this heartfelt and honest” **** – Q
“If Springsteen made a record about living in Trump’s America, you’d hope it might sound something like ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’” – Uncut
“He brings new ways and means to make sense of the chaos around us” – Louder Than War
“A touching tribute to one of the most tragic events of the 21st century” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Its tender lyricism leaves a lingering impression long after those final notes have faded” – Clash

“An acute observer of the fractured state of the nation” – FRUK

 

 

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