Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Announce New Album ‘Naked Garden’ & Share Single

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Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real will release a new album, Naked Garden, which serves as a companion to last year’s Turn Off The News (Build A Garden). Set to arrive on March 27 through Fantasy Records, the 15-track album contains previously unreleased and alternate versions of songs recorded during the News sessions held at Shangri-La and Village Studios, including an acoustic recording of the single, “Civilized Hell.”

Nelson and POTR co-produced Naked Garden with John Alagia. The record presents 10 previously unreleased tracks alongside five new recordings of songs from Turn Off The News (Build A Garden).

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The band shared the following regarding Naked Garden:

When we walked out of Shangri-La recording studio on the sixth day, we knew we had captured something special. The process had been simple: we would gather around a coffee table on the lawn, Lukas would present a new song on an acoustic guitar, and then we’d go inside and roll tape. The atmosphere was joyful and mellow, yet intensely productive—we rarely spent more than two takes on a song before moving on to the next one. It was so productive, in fact, that there was simply no way to fit all the material on one release. So, think of this project as something of an epilogue to our previous album, Turn Off The News (Build A Garden).

Some of these tracks are alternate performances of songs from that record. Others, like “Bad Case,” appear in their early developmental stages. But the majority of this album comprises songs that, for one reason or another, didn’t make the final cut, and yet were just too special to keep to ourselves.

Some strings are out of tune. Some lyrics are inconsistent. There’s microphone bleed, tape machine buzz, conversations and laughter between takes…that’s how we like it. Our hope is that Naked Garden offers a glimpse behind the curtain, at POTR in our most raw, honest, and naked state. For our band’s name is truly our mantra, and if nothing else, this project is an attempt to make good on our promise.

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Stream the acoustic “Civilized Hell” single below:

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Naked Garden Tracklist

  1. Entirely Different Stars
  2. Civilized Hell (Alternate Version)
  3. Back When I Cared
  4. Movie In My Mind
  5. Focus On The Music
  6. My Own Wave
  7. Fade To Black
  8. Out In L.A. (Extended Version)
  9. Couldn’t Break Your Heart
  10. Speak The Truth (Alternate Version)
  11. Civilized Hell (Acoustic Version)
  12. Bad Case (Alternate Version)
  13. Stars Made Of You (Alternate Version)
  14. Where Does Love Go (Alternate Version)
  15. The Way You Say Goodbye (Alternate Version)