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David Austin Reminisces on High School Hideaways in New Single 'Cut Hunting'

NASHVILLE, TN – Creating a nostalgic escape by way of skillful songwriting and baroque imagery, David Austin 'cuts' away from adulthood and responsibilities in his new single, "Cut Hunting" – available everywhere now. Retrospective in nature, "Cut Hunting" reminisces on his hometown in Northern California, finding the perfect high school hideaways from parental controls.

“This song is about searching for secluded locations, ‘cuts,’ away from the watchful eye of parents or authority,” reveals David. “These are the places in high school where you could just be yourself and do whatever you wanted. Growing up in Marin County, CA, we went ‘cut hunting’ in the most incredible places – mountains, valleys, Redwood forests, beaches, and of course, the local homes and neighborhoods.”

Inspired by the early works of Bruce Springsteen, David Austin expertly crafts an ode to adolescence – intertwining fiction and non-fiction in poetic lyricism. The genre-bending maverick weaves this euphoric, relatable story into an indie acoustic-based track that extends beyond the singer-songwriter realm, incorporating hints of jazz guitar and roots-rock.

"Cut Hunting" is available everywhere now []. For more on David Austin, visit or follow him on social media @davidaustinsongs.

Upcoming Tour Dates

Feb 3 // Boston, MA at The Middle East (Upstairs) Feb 4 // Durham, NH at Libby's Feb 5 // New York City, NY at Chelsea Music Hall Feb 19 // San Francisco, CA at Brick & Mortar

About David Austin

From California to New England and even the southern states, David Austin goes where the music takes him. No gimmicks, no facade; he is a bonafide artist and genuine in his approach with sneakers on the ground, gaining fans one city at a time. It is this authenticity that made him a viral success, surpassing 1.5 Million views on a single TikTok video.

“Traveling the country to play in concert parking lots has taught me a lot,” says David. “Playing music for people breaks down any barriers and allows you to connect with complete strangers. The more you give to people, the more you’ll get back”

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