AUSTIN MEADE SHARES “VARSITY TYPE” VIDEO — WATCH
Austin Meade, who is a little bit country, a little bit rock, and a whole lotta heart, is celebrating the endless summer with his new video for “Varsity Type.” The singer/songwriter/guitarist has just released the hilarious visual. Watch the tongue-in-cheek clip, which features a poolside party and plenty of red Solo cups, here.
“‘Varsity Type’ is the story of a black sheep trying to hang with the cool kids,” Meade explains. “It’s how I felt growing up — and still do today sometimes. There’s a lot to take in at parties and shows. It’s easy to get lost in my head and this song is admitting where some of those emotions come from.”
He continues, “I wrote most of the new music with a video in mind from the start. ‘Varsity Type’ is an introduction to some of the characters that you will see in the future and hear about on the record.”
As mentioned, this video is the first in a planned trilogy.
Meade will share news on the follow up to his Snakefarm debut Black Sheep,which is nearing 60 million streams, shortly.
So stay tuned for plenty more from Meade, who is touring through Texas and beyond on the “Endless Summer” Tour. Dates are below. Get tickets here.
AUSTIN MEADE ON TOUR:
6/10 — McKinney, TX — Hank’s Texas
6/11 — New Braunfels, TX — Gruene Hall
6/17 — Little Rock, AR — Revolution Music Group
6/18 — Tyler, TX — Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ
6/24 — Kyle, TX — Railhouse Bar
6/25 — Concan, TX — House Pasture Cattle Company
7/3 — Huffman, TX — Lake Houston Brewery
7/8 — Fort Worth, TX — Lola’s Trailer Park
7/9 — Amarillo, TX — Starlight Ranch
7/30 — San Angelo, TX — Wild West Fest
ABOUT AUSTIN MEADE:
Austin Meade’s songs and stories are contradictory yet cohesive. On his Snakefarm Records debut, Black Sheep, his influences — musical and otherwise — are as varied and rich as the small-town Texas soil that nurtured his talent and yielded these 12 stellar songs ranging from multi-layered musicality and storytelling to dark alt-pop to new age and Sabbath-inspired. Thanks to his metal-and-classic-rock loving dad, Meade got to see bands like Judas Priest and worshipped Whitesnake at a young age. In junior high, he related to the intense emo-rock of Paramore and Fall Out Boy, as well as the power of songwriters like John Mayer. Yet, thanks to plainspoken but deep heartland songwriters like Tom Petty, and cutting his teeth touring in the Texas and Oklahoma Red Dirt scene, Meade’s music overflows with wide-open soulfulness. He was a drummer for years, even teaching to pay the bills. Meade eventually found his true voice when he began playing guitar as a teen in his pastor father’s church. Those experiences lend both a gravitas and rebelliousness to Meade’s songs and self. He is currently working on his next effort.