Ricky (Western Settings, Hey Chels) preps debut album (watch new lyric video)

Ricky Schmidt, writer/singer/bassist of Western Settings and writer/bassist in Hey, Chels, also makes solo music as Ricky. He'll release his debut album Palm Trees on November 13 (pre-order), and we're premiering the lyric video for lead single "Escape Artist."

"This song is about needing to step away from the world and allow yourself time away from everything," Ricky tells us. "We all need breaks and especially during a time like the one we are currently all in." Compared to the driving punk of Western Settings, "Escape Artist" is a little more on the mid-tempo, crunchy power pop side, and if you're into stuff like Weezer and Superdrag and Nada Surf, you should check this out too. Watch/listen below.

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