“Babe” is a lighthearted, fun listen and a perfect way to kick off the hot summer weather. Featuring influences of ’50s pop music but still infused with Chad Gilbert’s pop-punk styles courtesy of New Found Glory, the track is an easy one to listen to on repeat. “Babe” features catchy female harmonies in the background, rounding out the sound and giving listeners a good glimpse of what The Nashville Session is all about.
June 19, 2012
Paper + Plastick Records
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More about What’s Eating Gilbert:
What’s Eating Gilbert is the solo side project of Chad Gilbert, guitarist for legendary pop-punk act New Found Glory. Gilbert has put out three releases under the project to date, the Thinking ‘Bout Her, Dear God and What I’d Do EPs, all on Epitaph Records.
The ’50s pop-influenced sound of the What’s Eating Gilbert catalog stands in stark contrast to Gilbert’s 15 years with New Found Glory, and his time before that as vocalist for hardcore act Shai Hulud. The songs sound like Roy Orbison or Buddy Holly if either of those artists grew up playing punk rock.
What’s Eating Gilbert’s next release, a two-song EP entitled The Nashville Session, is set to be released on Paper + Plastick Records on June 19. Recorded by John Howard and Chad Gilbert at The Anchor Room in Nashville, the new songs benefit from from increased production value and both feature smooth vocal harmonies, giving a lighthearted vibe to accompany Gilbert’s personal lyrics.
The Nashville Session continues the strong early momentum from What’s Eating Gilbert, as the three previous EP releases were equally adored by critics and Gilbert’s fans. It will be made available digitally and on 7″ vinyl through Paper + Plastick Records on June 19.