Nathaniel Rateliff Details 1st Solo Album In 7 Years & Shares Single

By Nate Todd Jan 8, 2020 9:26 am PST

Nathaniel Rateliff’s first solo album in seven years, And It’s Still Alright, arrives on February 14 via Stax Records. The singer-songwriter shared the title track today.

The album and lead single see Rateliff reflecting on the death of renowned producer Richard Swift, who helmed Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats’ last two albums. Rateliff headed back to Swift’s National Freedom studio in Cottage Grove, Oregon and amassed an all-star cast to record And It’s Still Alright. Rateliff spoke about the record in an interview with Rolling Stone:

I think I always want to see hope in the darkness, and I like to try to share that. I always try to write from a perspective of trying to approach everything very honestly, even if it leaves me vulnerable. But overall, it’s almost like I’m a different character when I’m writing for myself. I think this album is a reminder that we all go through hardship, but regardless of the hardship everything ends up where it’s supposed to. I still continue to live and I still continue to find joy. I think that’s the theme of the record.

Joining Rateliff as co-producers were longtime collaborator and Night Sweats drummer Patrick Meese as well as Beach House drummer James Barone. Both drummers also helmed engineering and mixing duties. Rateliff rounded out his studio band with DeVotchKa violinist Tom Hagerman, Night Sweats guitarist Luke Mossman, Everest bassist Elijah Thomson, The Texas Gentlemen keyboardist Daniel Creamer and steel guitarist Eric Swanson.

Nathaniel Rateliff will perform “And It’s Still Alright” on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon tonight (January 8) and will hit the road in 2020. Check out the Rett Rogers-directed video below:


And It’s Still Alright Tracklist:

  1. What a Drag
  2. And It’s Still Alright
  3. All Or Nothing
  4. Expecting To Lose
  5. Tonight #2
  6. Mavis
  7. You Need Me
  8. Time Stands
  9. Kissing Our Friends
  10. Rush On

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