If you’ve been looking for a genuine, tell it like it’s a storyteller in country music and you haven’t listened Kendell Marvel, it’s time to move on and get on that train, because Marvel is about as real as it gets.
Every song the Southern Illinois native has released hits on a different emotion, and it’s pure country music and Southern rock at its core, and his latest single featuring Chris Stapleton, “Don’t Tell Me How to Drink” is a great example and a great life lesson in never challenging an old pro to drink in a bar.
That being said, the man has officially released his third studio album, Go Sun, today.
Produced by Beau Bedford and produced by Marvel himself at Modern Electronic Sound Recorders of Dallas, the disc exemplifies every inspiration and life lesson he has accumulated over his 51 years of life.
Marvel shared their excitement for the new release and everything that went into creating this album:
“I’m 51, which means I’m long past catering to anyone. I just tell the stories I want to tell. I love working with people who are different from me. Working with Beau Bedford in Dallas meant I was playing with guys I had never met before.
Guys who had different ideas, different tones and different ways of playing than my friends back home. We recorded the album live, finishing the whole thing in four days. This is how you capture magic. The same can be said for the people I write with.
I prefer people on the left, people who come from different backgrounds and different genders. Devon Gilfillian comes from the R&B world; he hears melodies different from mine. Waylon is a gay man, so he has different experiences than mine.
I love surrounding myself with people like that and sitting in the writing room with someone who isn’t like me. Because that’s also how you capture magic.
The album also contains songwriting features from some impressive names, like Stapleton, Dean Alexander, Al Anderson, Dan Auerbach, Nick Bockrath, Kolby Cooper, Josh Morningstar, Waylon Payne, Mickey Raphael and Dee White.
Here are some of my favorites:
“Don’t Tell Me How to Drink”
“Hell Bent on Hard Times”
“Out of My Mind”