SXSW 2014 Artist Spotlight: Ron Pope

Written by Ali Killian | Thursday, Dec 5, 2013

SXSW 2014 Artist Ron Pope

Ten albums and countless singles later, Ron Pope is still delivering music that takes us to that soft spot in our hearts. Yet, his new album, Calling Off The Dogs, offers a fresh sound that is sure to grab peoples’ attention when he performs at SXSW 2014.

With a new album set to release at the beginning of January and a world tour, Ron Pope has quite the full schedule ahead of him for 2014. Not to mention, Pope has already had a pretty hectic 2013: he recently got married, put the finishing touches on his album, and shot a music video for his single “Lick My Wounds.”

Pope’s upcoming album, Calling Off The Dogs, not only showcases his singing talent, but also highlights his capability as a writer, composer, and music producer. In Calling Off The Dogs, Pope pushes past his comfort zone of dominating vocals to create a unique sound that new and loyal fans will appreciate.

Pope tells about “Silver Spoon,” the track that ignited the entire album, stating “I was challenging myself to work outside of the confines of really basic song structure (where I usually live), and the song turned into something I’m incredibly proud of. I can’t wait for all of you to hear it!”

Hear “Silver Spoon” first at SXSWfm along with Ron Pope’s new single, “Lick My Wounds,” off of his upcoming album Calling Off The Dogs. To launch SXSWfm on your mobile device or desktop, click here.

Ron Pope photo courtesy of the artist