The Picturebooks Premiere Video For New Song “Catch Me If You Can” Featuring Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry)

The Picturebooks have premiered a new video for their new song “Catch Me If You Can.” This track features Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry) and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Major Minor Collective,” which is set to be released on September 3.

The Picturebooks commented:

“Ever since touring with Black Stone Cherry, we became huge fans, especially of Chris Robertson´s voice and guitar wizardry. When we finished writing this song we knew this one was for him. We sent the song over and Chris came back with the most amazing vocals and guitar solo! There was an instant connection and understanding of where this song needed to go, a dream collaboration.”

Robertson added:

“Who the hell could have known that in the middle of a pandemic The Picturebooks would reach out and ask if I’d want to be a part of a song!? What transpired was a therapeutic session of rock n roll, blues and a whole lotta truth! The only way to listen to this is with the volume way up!!“

The Picturebooks Premiere Video For New Song “Rebel” Featuring Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)

The Picturebooks have teamed up with Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) for a new song titled “Rebel.” You can find an official video for that below. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “The Major Minor Collective.”

The Picturebooks commented:

“‘Rebel‘ started out as an idea with Lzzy in mind and quickly surpassed everybody´s expectations. Lzzy tapped into something really special with both lyrics and vocal performance and when we heard her voice on the track for the first time we were totally blown away! Give this one a listen at full volume and be ready to be floored.”

Hale added:

“This project came into my life at a time when I really needed it. The pandemic stole a huge part of my life, and my identity. I was forced to look myself in the mirror and figure out who I am without that missing piece.

I had to remind myself that no matter what is happening outside…the flame that burns inside of me is still alive. Writing these lyrics was like drawing a road map to guide myself back to who I am. No one can do it for me, no one can save me but myself. In order to do that, I have to start a revolution inside my soul, and be a rebel from the inside out. This song is my war cry.

The instrumental music was so inspiring that by the third listen the melody naturally spilled out like some alien hybrid of all my influences.

I am so grateful to The Picturebooks for bringing me into their world and giving me the freedom to express my personal journey of rediscovering myself. And I know that, in times like these, this song will bring the listener hope for the future and the confidence to survive whatever that future becomes.”

The Picturebooks Announce European/UK Tour, Plan To Release New Song With Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) This Month

The Picturebooks have announced a 2022 European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below. In other news the band will also be releasing a new song titled “Rebel” on May 14. That track features Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) and the band had the following to say about it:

“‘Rebel‘ started out as an idea with Lzzy in mind and quickly surpassed everybody´s expectations. Lzzy tapped into something really special with both lyrics and vocal performance and when we heard her voice on the track for the first time we were totally blown away! Give this one a listen at full volume and be ready to be floored.”

Tour Dates:

03/13 Hamburg, GER – Nochtspeicher
03/15 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
03/16 Stockholm, SWE – Slaktkyrkan
03/17 Copenhagen, DEN – Hotel Cecil
03/19 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
03/20 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
03/22 Cologne, GER – Artheater
03/23 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/25 Berlin, GER – SO36
03/26 Leipzig, GER – Moritzbastei
03/28 Prague, CZE – Futurum
03/29 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
03/31 Budapest, HUN – Robot
04/01 Vienna, AUT – B72
04/02 Zurich, SWI – Werk 21
04/07 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 3
04/09 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
04/10 Bilbao, SPA – Stage Live
04/12 Stuttgart, GER – Universum
04/13 Munich, GER – Strom
04/14 Bielefeld, GER – Forum
04/17 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
04/19 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
04/20 Dublin, IRE – Grand Social
04/21 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
04/23 London, UK – The Dome
04/24 Bristol, UK – Exchange
04/27 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
04/28 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux´s

Clutch’s Neil Fallon Guests On New The Picturebooks Song “Corrina Corrina”

Neil Fallon (Clutch) and Dave Dinsmore (Brant Bjork) are featured on The Picturebooks’ new song “Corrina Corrina.” You can find a video for that track below:

The Picturebooks commented:

“This was a dream come true! I mean – come on – Neil fucking Fallon from Clutch and Dave Dinsmore from Brant Bjork join us on this track??!!!!!

We love how the song turned out and we LOVE how much Neil and Dave gave for this song and that they’re so happy with the outcome!

That´s what music can do, it can be a bridge, even in a time where we can´t travel…nothing can stop us from making music!”

Fallon continued:

“Clutch toured with The Picturebooks in 2018. It was a great tour and we got along really well with Fynn and Philip.

A few months back I received an email from them, inviting me to sing on a track they recorded. I was flattered and I loved the track. The lyrics are my spin on the old American standard “Corrina, Corrina”. Hopefully one day we will be able to perform this on a real stage with a real audience!“

Dinsmore added:

“I was living in Kreuzberg, walking home one day and randomly saw Fynn, Phillip and Claus hanging out at a local record shop (Core-Tex Records).

We started talking, snapped some photos with the Core-Tex guys and decided we would meet up later for a skate-session at E-LOK Bowl.

As soon as I got home, I got a text from Claus asking me if I would want to record some bass on a song they were working on. I didn’t hesitate – of course I was down to jam with these dudes!

I invited them over later that day, and we laid down some tracks right there in my apartment.

I hadn´t touched a bass in more than a year and this particular fender precision bass of mine hadn´t even been opened yet. We recorded everything straight into a DI Box over my lousy speakers and only went through the song like 4 times. Never wrote anything down – just magically happened.

Later I would learn that Neil Fallon from Clutch would be singing on the song I played, which was an awesome surprise.

We ended the day with a rad skate session with the gang from Barrio Skate Shop. It was one of the most serendipitous, best days I’ve had in a really long time, surrounded by positive people and some of my favorite things – skating and music.”