(The Syndicate) Hunter Hayes released "Victory" and "About a Boy" today, from his upcoming album Red Sky, due April 21.
In discussing the upbeat and moving "Victory," Hayes said, "'Victory' is the final song on the 'Red Sky' track listing because it's an appreciation for all the parts of your past that made you who you are today. It is a celebration of growth. This song sums up 'Red Sky' as a chapter and makes a commitment to move forward with a new outlook." Watch the lyric video below.
In discussing "About a Boy," he added, "'About a Boy' is about the challenge of accepting mistakes and confronting regret, while also acknowledging what you could've done better. It's written from several different perspectives and goes from recognizing that someone deserves better, to offering apologies for what you wish you could change," - Stream via DSPs here.
The double single follows the announcement of his U.S. headlining Red Sky Tour, which kicks off on May 3 in San Diego and hits Anaheim, Los Angeles, Dallas, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Charleston, D.C., Philly, New York, Chicago, and more. Find the full dates below.
05/03 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
05/04 - Temecula, CA @ Rhythm on the Vine/South Coast Winery
05/05 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
05/07 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
05/10 - Dallas, TX @ Studio at the Factory
05/11 - Austin, TX @ Scott Inn
05/12 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
05/14 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
05/15 - Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
05/16 - Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
05/18 - Washington, DC @ 6th & I
05/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Keswick
05/20 - Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
05/22 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
05/23 - Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall
05/24 - Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
05/26 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
05/27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian
05/30 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic
05/31 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
06/01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam
06/03 - Denver, CO @ Summit Theatre
100 Drummers Rock Foo Fighters' My Hero in Tribute To Taylor Hawkins- Night Ranger's Jack Blades Hospitalized- more
Linkin Park Share Another Lost Song 'Fighting Myself'- KISS Biopic Shout It Out Loud In The Works- Queen North American Tour- more
Van Halen, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi Stars Possible New Supergroup- Wolfgang Van Halen On Honoring His Father and Lack Of Van Halen Covers- more
Hot In The City: More Arizona Spring Concerts
Sites and Sounds: Beale Street Music Festival
Atomic: The Winery Dogs Reaching a Studio and Performance Peak
The Blues: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Vanessa Collier, Kirk Fletcher
Caught In The Act: Iggy Pop Rocks Chicago
100 Drummers Rock Foo Fighters' My Hero in Tribute To Taylor Hawkins
Night Ranger's Jack Blades Hospitalized
Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas Talks New Album And Single
Depeche Mode Deliver 'Memento Mori'
Elton John Shares Classic Performance Video Of 'Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters'
Gears 'Fix What's Broken' With New Video
Fellow Robot 'Crash & Burn' With New Single
Singled Out: Fire Follows' Finally Home