On his latest single, Dave Hause probes the uncertainty and anxiety of life in the 2020s. The Philly-made singer-songwriter released his latest song, “Hazard Lights,” today — a taste of his Will Hoge-produced sixth LP, Drive It Like Its Stolen — and underneath the bright arrangements and melodic heartland rock its dressed in, the song touches a raw nerve.

“I’m kind of just pulled over here,” says Hause in a PR statement about the single. “I don’t know where I’m going, I know where I’ve been, the hazard lights are blinking, so please don’t hit me because I’ve got to figure out what to do next.” Hause explains that, in specific, the song ponders his choice to go sober and wrestling the feelings of temptation he gets when he’s still out and about with friends, but he says the feelings extend beyond that.

The ten-track Drive It Like It’s Stolen will be released on Blood Harmony Records, the label Dave co-runs with his brother Tim — who also has a terrific new album of his own out, simply titled TIM, and he celebrates with a headlining show at World Cafe Live on February 10th. For Dave’s part, there are no concert announcements just yet, but we hear something very cool is in the works. In the meantime, listen to “Hazard Lights” below and pre-order Drive It Like It’s Stolen here.

Dave Hause - Hazard Lights