Pete RG’s rich baritone voice is at the center of his distinct sound, one that has reached fruition on his debut full-length, Tender Souls out September 23. To accompany the announcement, RG shares the lyric video for the earnest title track.

“As a songwriter, I’m always trying to express myself as best I can, lyrically and musically,” RG says. “On Tender Souls I feel I was able to do that without cutting corners or falling back into ambiguity. It’s a really good picture of where I’m at, with a lot of experience under my belt but also a lot of optimism.”

RG credits Brina Kabler for helping him raise the bar on Tender Souls and on the road. “She’s my engineer, co-producer, mixer, keyboardist — and my fiancee,” he notes. “Whether onstage or in sessions, we’ve established a great give-and-take, where we learn from each other. We’re very much on the same level in terms of taste and inspiration. She helps me focus on what I do best. Brina is a huge part of everything I do.”