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Amos Lee Shares Deeply Personal Song About Self-Acceptance “Beautiful Day”

Adeeply personal song about self-acceptance and anxiety

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Amos Lee shares “Beautiful Day,” a deeply personal song about self-acceptance and anxiety from his much-anticipated new album, Transmissions, due out Friday, August 9 on his own Hoagiemouth Records via Thirty Tigers.

“I have had serious anxiety problems my whole life, panic attacks from the time I was very young,” says Lee. “I don’t remember much time in my life where I wasn’t depressed. This is a song about accepting that in yourself, and not fighting it — knowing that you have this bear inside of you, this thing rattling around, and just being like, ‘It’s okay; I know, you’re never going to completely disappear, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to eat me.’ So the whole tune is sort of self-acceptance, and then the bridge is accepting other people — when they’re coming to you with their pain, you don’t have to judge them. They’re much more than just the pain that they have inside of themselves.

“When I wrote that song, I was like, ‘Look, man, you don’t have to judge yourself so hard. The shit you feel is just shit you feel. Work through it and try to get out and do stuff.’ Just because you feel pain or feel fear doesn’t mean that you have to be incapacitated by it. The last verse is very autobiographical. I live in this little shack-y house right on the side of a huge highway. Every single day, all day long, these tractor-trailers just shake the whole place. When I moved in there, I was cursing myself and wanting to leave, but now, I sort of find them to be soothing.”

What do you think of Amos Lee’s “Beautiful Day”?

AMOS LEE ON TOUR:

June

21 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre #
22 – Indianapolis, IN – Rock The Ruins #
24 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant #
25 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater #
27 – La Vista, NE – The Astro #
28 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre #
29 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest

July

1 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater **
3 – Grand Rapids, MI – Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens **
5 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues **
6 – Columbus, OH – Southern Theatre **
8 – Deerfield, MA – Tree House Brewing Company
11 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre **
13 – Atlantic City, NJ – Music Box at the Borgata

September

13 – Vail, CO – Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater †
14 – Dillon, CO – Dillon Amphitheater † (SOLD OUT)
15 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre † (SOLD OUT)
17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
19 – San Diego, CA – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park †
21 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl †
23 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre †
24 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery †
25 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic † (SOLD OUT)
27 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater †
28 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery †

** w/ Mikela Davis
+ w/ The Nashville Symphony
^ Amos Lee Solo Acoustic Performance
# w/ Special Guest Mutlu
† Co-Headline w/ Indigo Girls

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