Liam Russell announces ‘No Contest’ EP
Liam Russell has been making music for half his life. After releasing on a major label, extensive touring, and songwriting behind the scenes, Liam is now returning to his roots to release an upcoming EP, No Contest, slated for release on October 5 via Hidden Pony Records/Slaight Music. Lead single “Half Chance” comes ahead of the album and is now available to hear and share. Liam says of the new track:
“Sometimes we get so consumed by our hurt in relationships that we close ourselves off from the one person we love and want to connect with most. This song is about that moment when all you really wanna do is plead with your partner to tell you how to fix things but neither of you can find the words to get through. ‘Half Chance’ happens to be the name of a real place in Alabama and was too perfect to pass up on. Not to mention the only real notable thing about Half Chance is that it has one of the oldest, still standing iron bridges in America. Yet another metaphor for connecting.”
No Contest is a a collection of simple, heartfelt songs about people and ideas that inspired Liam to break free of his own expectations. The self-produced EP was recorded live off the floor at a cottage in the Ontario winter wilderness with 5 of his best friends and musical collaborators. Their only obligation was to do what felt right in the moment, and the result is an honest batch of songs drawn from real-life events. No Contest reveals itself through stories of loss, reconnection to one’s spirit, and love in long term-relationships.