highly anticipated debut album, State I’m In, is set to arrive on September 25th, featuring recent hit ‘Other Girl’ (over 21m streams to date).
The rising pop/country star, who was due to play London’s C2C Festival in March, first teased the news with eager fans last week via social media. The 18-song project chronicles a chapter of his life filled with changes, including his recent engagement earlier this summer to long-time girlfriend Paige, planning a fall/autumn wedding and seeing his worldwide fan base continue to grow amidst a global pandemic.
Raised in Wildwood, Missouri, Filmore’s musical inclinations were shaped by a variety of sounds, cultures and musical eras; from his Colombian mother’s salsa music to his father’s Eighties’ favourites like John Mellencamp and Def Leppard.
“I grew up listening to all types of music – my parents music and the radio stations in my hometown. From high school to college and even after moving to Nashville, my musical influences continue to grow,” shares Filmore. “The motto I try to follow when writing and recording is ‘anything but typical.’ I’ve been in Nashville almost nine years, and in the last couple it feels like I’ve hit a groove creatively.”
After completing his studies at the University of Missouri, Filmore moved to Nashville in 2011 to make a go as a solo artist. In a move of business savvy, especially for a newcomer to Music City, Filmore sold his beloved Jeep to have enough money to retain control of his masters and still doesn’t have a car today. He went on to independently release several popular EPs including 2016’s Proof but it was the release of banjo-led summer anthem “Slower” in 2018 that was Filmore’s breakout moment. The song to date has garnered more that 26 million streams and earned comparisons to Sam Hunt, also catching the attention of Nashville’s Curb Records who signed Filmore last year.
Country music singer/songwriter Filmore’s new album, State I’m In, available Sept. 25th, chronicles a chapter where he has experienced a lot of life’s ups and downs, and seen his worldwide fan base – who are along for every note and lyric of the journey – grow significantly. With over 146 million in consumption, the Curb Records recording artist who calls Nashville home has logged appearances on NBC’s “TODAY Show” and “The Bobby Bones Show” as well as inclusion by New York Times and Rolling Stone, while honing his electric and engaging live show opening for artists such as Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Lauren Alaina, Pitbull, and more. He has also rocked performances at Stagecoach, Watershed, CMA Fest and Country Thunder.