Last month, Avi Kaplan checked in with us from Nashville where he gave us a rainy-day performance of “All Is Well,” one of the tracks from his forthcoming Shooter Jennings–produced debut solo album Floating on a Dream. “My journey has taken many twists and turns,” he shared ahead of the record’s release. “It’s been a battle at times, but the completion of this album is a huge step towards the things I hope to achieve as an artist. I’ve been waiting a long time for this chance to give people my music, and to give people myself through my music.”
Based on the latest cut from the project, it sounds like Kaplan’s only getting started. The track, titled “I’m Only Getting Started,” serves as a mission statement of sorts for Floating on a Dream, with the lyrics hinting at there being much more in store for the country-tinged output of the ex-Pentatonix vocalist. Additionally, the mounting muscle behind his vocals—an expertly produced instrumental tapestry of guitars, piano, percussion, and backing vocals that explodes about a minute into the song—signifies the momentum with which the singer is pushing forward.
Hear the track below, and expect the album out May 20 via Fantasy Records.