Margo Price has announced something bad and something good – whether it’s in equal measure is for you, our reader, to decide – but on the whole at the moment any good news in these strange days is welcome so we’re inclined to take what we can get. Shall we get the bad news done with straight off ? The release date for her new album ‘That’s How Rumors Get Started‘ has been pushed back and the tour, naturally enough, is also delayed.
On the plus side Margo Price has a plan on how to fill the time between as she’s explained: “Sometimes circumstances are beyond our control. I would say that’s the case for folks everywhere in the world right now. Life is postponed until further notice. I would love nothing more than for everyone to hear my next album in it’s entirety but it’s just not gonna be May 8th. More realistically, it’s going to be this summer. Even the record plants have halted production of vinyl. I want to be able to play this album live and tour with my band all over the world and I know that time will come. In the meantime, I’m still going to release some singles and be making lots of music for y’all anyway that I possibly can. Until then, take care of yourselves, be good to each other and this weary planet… and watch what you say and who you trust, because we all know… That’s How Rumors Get Started“.
A first cover out of the door is the very appropriate ‘Nobody Told Me‘ from Lennon & Ono’s ‘Milk and Honey‘ album of 1984, with the recognition that these are “Strange days, indeed.” Sure are.