Austin Meade Shares New Song “Loser Mentality” — Listen

Gifted singer, songwriter, and guitarist Austin Meade has shared the brand new song “Loser Mentality,” and it’s a contemplative ballad that showcases his gift for relatable lyrics and wordplay, as well as the thoughtful side of his musical personality.

“Loser Mentality” examines the cyclical nature of culture and how what was once uncool will eventually become exactly the opposite. Meade even welcomes the return of the ’90s in the catchy chorus, since what’s old is always new again.

The song is a one-off release, as Meade is putting the finishing touches on a new album due out next year.

 Listen to “Loser Mentality” here

“‘Loser Mentality’ is a personal reminder to stop giving a shit about what all the cool kids are doing,” Meade affirms. “You can’t make something new and different by copying the cool kids; then it all looks and sounds the same. Go against the trends and be a loser for a while; they’ll eventually look back and start copying you.”

Meade, who is a little bit country, a little bit rock, and a whole lotta heart, recently shared the slightly NSFW video for “Dopamine Drop.”  The song appears on Meade’s Snakefarm debut Black Sheepout now. Get it here

Meade is currently on tour and will remain on the road through Winter 2022. All dates are below. 

12/10: Terrell, TX @ Silver Saloon
12/15: San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint*
12/16: Austin, TX @ Spider House Ballroom*
12/17: Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Outdoor Stage*
12/18: Altus, OK @ Red River Music Hall
12/31: Lakeview, TX @ The Lakeview Grill
1/10: South Salt Lake City, UT @ Commonwealth Room#
1/11: Boise, ID @ The Olympic Venue#
1/12: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon#
1/13: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre#
1/14: Bend, OR @ Domino Room#
1/15: Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse#
1/16: Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post#
1/17: Bakersfield, CA @ Temblor Brew#
1/19: West Hollywood, CA @ The Peppermint Club#
1/20: Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room#
1/21: Fresno, CA @ Strummers#
1/22: Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar#
1/23: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar#
1/25: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar#
2/5: McKinney, TX @ Hank’s Texas
2/11: Helotes, TX @ Floore’s Country Store
2/16-2/21: Miami, FL @ Voragos Cruise
2/26: Wharton, TX @ Washfest
*With Kolton Moore
#With Kody West

Lying to Myself
Happier Alone
Déjà vu

 Austin Meade’s songs and stories are contradictory yet cohesive. On his Snakefarm Records debut, Black Sheep, his influences — musical and otherwise — are as varied and rich as the small-town Texas soil that nurtured his talent and yielded these 12 stellar songs ranging from multi-layered musicality and storytelling to dark alt-pop to new age and Sabbath-inspired. Thanks to his metal-and-classic-rock loving dad, Meade got to see bands like Judas Priest and worshipped Whitesnake at a young age. In junior high, he related to the intense emo-rock of Paramore and Fall Out Boy, as well as the power of songwriters like John Mayer. Yet, thanks to plainspoken but deep heartland songwriters like Tom Petty, and cutting his teeth touring in the Texas and Oklahoma Red Dirt scene, Meade’s music overflows with wide-open soulfulness. He was a drummer for years, even teaching to pay the bills. Meade eventually found his true voice when he began playing guitar as a teen in his pastor father’s church. Those experiences lend both a gravitas and rebelliousness to Meade’s songs and self.