Donavon Frankenreiter announces the release of his fifth studio album, Start Livin’ out through his own label, Liquid Tambourine Records. The album was produced alongside Frankenreiter’s longtime friend and band member Matt Grundy as well as Adam Ableman from Southern California.

The follow-up to 2010’s Glow, Start Livin’ is a nine-track selection of folk-infused songs that sweetly reflect the simplicity of their recording. With its smooth showcasing of Frankenreiter’s rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work, Start Livin’ bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter.

Elsewhere on Start Livin’, Frankenreiter hones in on more heavy-handed matters. Undoubtedly the album’s most somber moment, “A.I.” pays tearful tribute to Frankenreiter’s friend Andy Irons (a professional surfer who passed away in November 2010). Frankenreiter created a video for the track, which can be viewed on his website:

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