REGIONS OF LIGHT AND SOUND OF GOD
OUT FEBRUARY 5 ON ATO RECORDS
"I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time," says Jim James. "Perhaps sounding as if it were the past of the future, if that makes any sense-like a hazy dream that a fully-realized android or humanoid capable of thought might have when it reminisces about the good old days of just being a simple robot."
Regions of Light and Sound of God, the first solo album from the singer, songwriter, and guitarist for My Morning Jacket, will be released February 5 on ATO Records. Over the course of fifteen years and six studio albums, James has been the focal point of a group that has grown into one of the most acclaimed and successful rock and roll bands in the world. With this project, he reaches into new territory that extends, but doesn't break from, MMJ's accomplishments.
Until now, James had never felt the call to create a longer-form album on his own. "I’m very lucky to play in a band with guys that I love, who are great at what they do," he says, "so on MMJ records, I don’t have a need to play bass or keys or what have you. But as a person and as a musician, I love to play every instrument under the sun, and I wanted to make a record where I played all the instruments and produced/engineered it myself."
The results are nine songs that resist easy categorization, from the hazy space-funk of the opening "State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)" to the chiming, operatic pop of "A New Life". Click here to pre-order the album, and download the song "Know Til Now" below.
1. State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U)
2. Know Til Now
3. Dear One
4. A New Life
6. Of the Mother Again
8. All Is Forgiven
9. God's Love to Deliver
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