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Breakout Singer-Songwriter Stephen Sanchez Releases Debut Album 'Angel Face'


By Stevie Connor. Photo Credit: Luke Rogers.



Multi-platinum emerging artist Stephen Sanchez has released his debut album, Angel Face. The 13-track album is filled to the brim with 50s and 60s-inspired love songs, including RIAA 3x Platinum Certified hit, “Until I Found You.”. Along with the album, Stephen has released cinematic music videos for “Death Of The Troubadour” and “High,” directed by Charlie Rees.

Angel Face recounts the life of the fictional Stephen Sanchez—a.k.a. “The Troubadour Sanchez” — who finds fame based on his 1958 hit “Until I Found You,” shortly followed by a tumultuous romance with his newfound love Evangeline, with the album ending after his untimely murder in 1964. Almost 60 years later, The Troubadour’s unreleased debut album, Angel Face, has been uncovered and is finally being released posthumously. Despite its old-school origins, the album boasts top-tier production from Ian Fitchuk [Kacey Musgraves, Leon Bridges] and Konrad Snyder [Noah Kahan, Rainbow Kitten Surprise]. Album track “No One Knows” was produced by Ben Schneider (lead singer of Lord Huron) and features singer songwriter Laufey — see the full tracklist below.

On his inspiration for Angel Face, Stephen explains, “This record, for me, is the antithesis of love’s entire humanity. It is here to empower those drawn to the cosmic signs that put two souls in the same place at the right moment. The hope is to evoke memories and be a soundtrack for new ones, that these songs might allow strangers to be caught in a feeling long enough for love to grow.”

Ahead of the album, Stephen introduced us to the world of The Troubadour Sanchez through his breakout single “Until I Found You,” along with tracks “Evangeline,” “Only Girl,” and “Be More.” Centred around his whirlwind romance with Evangeline, these songs highlight the pair’s passionate relationship. The newly-released videos for “Death Of The Troubadour” and “High” tell more of The Troubadour’s story, showing the tense love triangle between The Troubadour, Evangeline, and her former partner Hunter. In the videos, which feature Frances O’Sullivan reprising her role as Evangeline, we witness the moment that The Troubadour is fatally shot by Hunter during a performance. Also featured on the album is the glittering track “Doesn’t Do Me Any Good.” Stephen’s magnetic vocals cascade over the song’s dreamy melodies as he pleads for Evangeline to stop her empty proclamations of love if she won’t commit to being with him.

Like his fictional counterpart, Stephen has seen meteoric success since the release of “Until I Found You.” Recently, Sir Elton John invited him on stage to perform the track during his last-ever headlining show at Glastonbury, praising the 20-year-old’s songwriting prowess. Stephen also performed the song to a much more intimate crowd in France for the viral wedding of Sofia Richie and Elliot Grainge.

Beginning next month, Stephen is hitting the road to bring the world of Angel Face to fans across the country. Stephen will be playing Terminal 5 in New York, two nights at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, and two nights at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, among others - see the full list of dates below. This will be Stephen’s first time back on the road since his completely sold out headlining tour earlier this year - get your tickets HERE (and make sure to stock up on tissues).

Though “The Troubadour Sanchez” has met his tragic end with Angel Face, Stephen’s story is just beginning - be sure to stay tuned for more!


TOUR DATES

October 13th Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at The Old National Center*

October 14th Columbus, OH KEMBA Live!

October 15th Cleveland, OH House of Blues Cleveland

October 17th Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre*

October 19th Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

October 20th Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

October 21st Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater

October 25th Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

October 26th Salt Lake City, UT The Union Event Center*

October 28th Seattle, WA The Showbox*

October 29th Eugene, OR McDonald Theatre

October 30th Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre

November 1st Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades*

November 2nd Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern

November 3rd Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern

November 4th Oakland, CA Fox Theater

November 6th San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park*

November 8th Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren

November 10th Houston, TX The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall

November 11th Dallas, TX The Factory in Deep Ellum

November 12th Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

November 15th Birmingham, AL Iron City

November 16th Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

November 17th Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

November 28th Toronto, ON HISTORY*

November 30th Harrisburg, PA Harrisburg University (XL Live)

December 1st Boston, MA Roadrunner

December 2nd New York, NY Terminal 5

December 3rd North Adams, MA MASS MoCA

December 6th Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall

December 7th Washington, DC 9:30 Club*

December 8th Washington, DC 9:30 Club*

December 9th Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre*

December 11th Orlando, FL House of Blues Orlando*

December 12th Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live

December 13th Tampa, FL The Orpheum*

December 15th New Orleans, LA The Joy Theater

December 16th Atlanta, GA The Eastern

December 17th Charlotte, NC The Underground*

December 18th Richmond, VA The National

*Sold Out



Singer-songwriter Stephen Sanchez has materialized at the forefront of popular culture with a sound that’s as timeless as it is necessary for the times. It’s easy to sway into the embrace of his breezy baritone stylings, warm guitar sounds, and untouchable charisma. His music is also an eternal bright spot illuminated by a belief that the kind of romance and love we used to see on the silver screen is still possible. At just 20-years-old, the singer, songwriter, and guitarist has already enchanted audiences everywhere. His breakout single “Until I Found You” went Triple Platinum, vaulted into the Top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100, and generated over 2 billion streams powered by the original, piano version, and duet with Gold-Certified pop singer and songwriter Em Beihold. He delivered much talked-about performances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Meanwhile, he also sold out his first-ever headline tour and earned acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Vogue, Consequence, Grammy.com, and more. He even duetted “Until I Found You” with Sir Elton John during his last show ever headlining Glastonbury. Now, he spins a story unlike anything you’ve ever heard on his 2023 full-length debut, Angel Face [Mercury Records/Republic Records]. The record tells the tale of “The Troubadour Sanchez, a fictional musician who blew up in 1958 with “Until I Found You,” lit up popular culture, and fell in love with Evangeline in 1964. However, his long lost debut has been unearthed 59 years later in the form of Angel Face, out now.




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