Yep Roc Records have announced details of a new album from americana legend Jim Lauderdale ‘From Another World’ which arrives intergalactically on June 21st. It’s preceded by the first track to be taken from it ‘The Secrets of the Pyramids’ which you can watch the video for below, described as “a progressive take on traditional country, the mysteries of the human heart and the eternal, never-ending search for greater love and understanding.” The track includes harmonies from Third Man country singer-songwriter Lillie Mae and her brother Frank Rische, and the video co-stars Nashville-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook and is directed by Australian filmmaker Jeremy Dylan.
‘From Another World’ is Lauderdale’s 32nd studio album which sees him reuniting with the team behind last year’s ‘Time Flies’ including co-producer/bassist Jay Weaver and engineer David Leonard. The 12 track record is a mix of solo tracks and collaborations with co-writers such as Melba Montgomery, producer-songwriter Buddy Cannon, and emerging Americana star Logan Ledger. From the hard-charging opener, ‘Some Horses Run Free,’ to the lower key ‘Listen’ this record is described as “music from another world, a world of empathy, love, forgiveness and humility. Where people find freedom through togetherness, where they struggle to change for the better, where country music still cries with the sound of pedal steel guitar and psychedelic-tinged lyrics flow through aching indelible melodies.”
“A long time ago, I decided that with each record, I would ignore the categories people tried to put me into and just make the music that was in my heart,” says Lauderdale. “This album is about the search for connection, love and understanding between people, about finding empathy in a world where it feels like folks are more and more at loggerheads. When the world outside your window feels too tough to bear, I hope you’ll step into the world we’ve created here.”
‘From Another World’ Track Listing:
Some Horses Run Free
When You Can’t Have What Your Heart Wants
The Secrets of the Pyramids
Like People From Another World
Slow Turn In The Road
I’ll Forgive You If You Don’t
Ever Living Loving Day
Are You Trying To Make A Song Out of Us?