Dave Hause shared 'Surfboard,' the second track to be lifted from the Friday, October 22 release of Hause’s fifth solo album, Blood Harmony. Leaning more into roots territory, “Surfboard” is a song that injects some rare, good-natured humor into the trials and tribulations of being working class—something that remains, as ever, an undercurrent here within the new album. Hause had the following to share about the track:
“It is always funny to me when people make deals with God. If God is up there, I’m sure she’s laughing at most of the prayers we make; I know that when I do find myself praying, it’s
usually to just ask for something ridiculous, like a surfboard or a couple hundred grand.”
Produced by celebrated Americana singer-songwriter Will Hoge, Blood Harmony features a first class assemblage of musicians consisting of members of The E Street Band, The Highwomen, Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and many more. Beneath the surface of Blood Harmony are multiple layers of meaning related to Hause’s role as a musician, a brother, a husband, a son and—having become a father to twins a few months before the release of 2019’s Kick—a dad. Created with his younger brother and longstanding writing partner, Tim Hause, and being released on their very own label, Blood Harmony also presents itself as a meaningful reassertion of what family means to them all.