(June 2, 2023) Singer/songwriter Craig Stickland releases his new, beautiful, and plaintive EP, Lost in the Rewind today.  The 6-track EP was produced by 5x GRAMMY award-winning producer Cassidy Turbin (Beck, Childish Gambino, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michelle Branch) and was put together while Stickland was finding himself again after pandemic restrictions were lifted.

He also released a new video for the track “Best Days” today.  The video was directed by Luis De Peña and Paul C Rivera and produced by Creative Seven.

“’Best Days’ was written about a year into the pandemic, when I was starting to feel like the best days of my life were behind me,” Stickland says. “My debut album had coincidentally come out on the first day of the pandemic, and my previous existence as a touring musician came screeching to a halt. There were no shows to be played, social media was crowded, and I thought my label may drop me. My career as I once knew it hung in the balance. The day after writing the first dreary, depressing draft, I got a call from my MNRK saying they wanted to sign me to record another EP, which was a huge moment in restoring my faith in myself and my career. During the making of the EP, I ended up rewriting the chorus, changing my perspective from the best days are gone, to maybe the best days are yet to come. I wanted the production to reflect the same feeling of my journey in writing it, starting minor and melancholic, and lifting as the song builds into a positive feel-good record.”

In addition to some new songs, Stickland sifted through tons of material going as far back as 15 years to ensure he was putting his best foot forward on the EP.  He recently released the EP tracks “Firing Line,” sweeping, melancholy love song,” and “Colorblind,” a cascading meditation about a failed relationship.

Craig Stickland previously released the 3-song EP, While We Wait For the Sun to Rise, in 2021. His debut, the Juno-nominated Starlit Afternoon, chronicled Stickland’s decade-long struggle to break through into music. The album garnered millions of streams on Spotify, with a pair of pristinely lovelorn tracks, the meditative title song and laid-back anthem “Break Every Rule,” winning him a loyal following.

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