March 24, 2013 / Nashville, TN – Alabama-based country musician and songwriter Steven Padilla is set to release his debut studio album Good At Goodbye on May 13. The project was co-produced by Padilla and Don Srygley, whose mixing/engineering credits include Alabama, Civil Wars, Alicia Keys and many more. Click HERE to stream the album.
Predominately recorded and mixed at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL, Padilla had a hand in writing all songs on the album. Drawing from a slew of eclectic influences including Eric Church, Waylon Jennings, Rolling Stones and Frank Sinatra Good at Goodbye showcases Padilla’s gritty passion and richly constructed efforts. “Overall, I would say FAME studios was the best experience. There is definitely something that permeates the building. The old wood panels have a life and soul of their own. You can feel the presence in that place” explains Padilla. “The recording process today is as high tech as it gets, but in Muscle Shoals the soul of music still lives.”
From start to finish, Padilla flawlessly weaves in elements of rock, gospel and plenty of traditional, modern and outlaw country. He soulfully sings stories that are drawn from true-to-life experiences. “It’s a compilation of my 28 years of life.”
Good at Goodbye features the statement of Padilla’s rural upbringing in “Country Side Of Mine” while “No Time To Think” melds a haunting melody to a lyric about life and how fast it can be, it’s the type of song that speaks to the human condition while the percussive modern melody of “Fishin’” infuses a playfulness to the building of a relationship. “This Woman In My Life” is a sweet song about how love can change our lives for the better and it’s these songs from Good at Goodbye that speak to the poetic and heartfelt nature of Steven Padilla’s ’s artistry.
Padilla will hit the road this summer in support of the new album and is set to play numerous venues throughout the Southeast. For regular tour updates and news, go to www.stevenpadilla.com
Steven Padilla ‘Good at Goodbye’ Track Listing
- Peaches and Pines
- Country Side of Mine
- Good at Goodbye
- No Time To Think
- Get You Alone
- 7 Minutes
- This Woman In My Life
- She Won’t Be Lonely
- If I Didn’t Have You