Here’s a marvellous new lyric video from Drive-By Truckers. It’s full of images of gun-control marches with lyrics displayed on protest signs – clever presentation and totally engaging. ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ is taken from new album, ‘The Unraveling’, which dropped on 31st January. Through ‘The Unraveling’, the Truckers take a long, hard look at the state of things in the USA in election year. Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers says of the album: “The past three-and-a-half years were among the most tumultuous our country has ever seen and the duality between the generally positive state of affairs within our band while watching so many things we care about being decimated and destroyed all around us informed the writing of this album to the core. While a quick glance might imply that we’re picking up where 2016’s ‘American Band’ album left off, the differences are as telling as the similarities. If the last one was a warning shot hinting at a coming storm, this one was written in the wreckage and aftermath. I’ve always said that all of our records are political but I’ve also said that ‘politics is personal’. With that in mind, this album is especially personal.” The band can be seen live in the UK in June – check their tour page here.
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