Americana stalwart Jim White is back and has confirmed the release of his “most upbeat, hallucinogenic record to date”, ‘Misfit’s Jubilee’, set for release on 30th October via our friends over at Loose. To accompany the announcement, White has shared the first single from the album, the ‘ebullient 80’s indie folk-rockesque’ ‘Sum Of What We’ve Been’ which you can listen to below – although be warned, it’s so damn catchy you’ll be stuck with earworm for the rest of the day.
Known for his catalogue of dark ruminations on all things Southern, White’s latest outing features a nonstop parade of manic, blue-collar conflagrations exploring realms dark and light, mystic and mundane, cynical and heartfelt; all presented within a buoyant, hook-laden sonic framework. ‘Misfit’s Jubilee’ draws from an array of original songs penned by White over the span of several decades—scattered among the recent compositions are songs back-burnered in previous epochs by White’s major-label handlers, this after said songs were deemed too extreme for his “brand”. With no such middle-man constraints this go-round, in Misfit’s Jubilee White has found the perfect vehicle to unleash his twisted take on southern folk-rock. As White’s protagonist in the song ‘Wonders Never Cease’ defiantly declares, “A motel’s as good a place as any to let your demons fly!”
Look out for a review on AUK next month.
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