By now, everybody knows that John has a new album coming out, right?
John has a new album coming out.
Named, simply, Songs, the new album is due to be released nationwide in the U.S. on May 27, and in the U.K. on June 3. Preorders are available now through Amazon and iTunes.
The arrangements on Songs are stripped down to their cores and free of ornamentation. Guitar and piano anchor the record, while a minimalist rhythm section weaves in and out throughout the album. The performances are stark and direct, a deliberate approach meant to deliver the songs in their purest and most honest form.
“Songs” is a warm, winning and plainspoken Americana album that builds on the authority and charm of “From the Ground Up” not by musical-muscle flexing, but by its clarity and simmering intensity.
The first single off of the new album, “Happy,” is part of the May 2014 Sampler from American Songwriter magazine. Get the whole sampler here!