New sonic impulses…
Lou Barlow was/is very productive these past years.
A new Sebadoh
album Act Surprised (2019), six years after the previous LP.
And recently he returned to Dinosaur Jr., the band he co-founded
in 1984. Their new LP Sweep It Into Space sees the day of light
on 23rd April.
But his songwriting hunger isn’t satisfied yet.
A solo album called Reason To Live lands on 28 May.
Pre-order info here.
“This album is me really opening up, and the album follows that through
its many different themes. Some of my other work could be almost claustrophobic
in its insistence on being all tied together but there’s space for people to live inside
these songs. People have this vision of me as this heartbroken, depressed guy, but
this record feels so true to who I am, to this rich life I now have full of people I love.
The songs culminated over the last five years to show that music has returned to its
central comforting role in my life. Now I’m home.” says Barlow.
Lead-single OVER YOU is a short ode to the golden state California
were he lived for 17 years, including 6 years with his beloved wife.
A sweet nostalgic daydream.
LOU BARLOW: Facebook
Artwork new album REASON TO LIVE – out 28 May