My morning jacket proudly announce the upcoming release of their ninth studio album. Eponym, MY MORNING JACKET (ATO Records) arrives Friday, October 22 in all DSPs and various physical formats, including CD and special edition 2LP vinyl; pre-orders start today. MY MORNING JACKET is preceded by today’s premiere of the album’s first single, “Regularly Scheduled Programming”, available everywhere now with an official music video co-directed by Jim James and George Mays streaming on YouTube.
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“This song really touches me after what we went through with the pandemic“, says the leader of My Morning Jacket, Jim James, on the release of “Regular programming. “But even before that, it felt like a lot of us were trading real life for social media, trading our own stories for TV storylines, trading our conscience for drugs. We must help each other wake up to true love before it’s too late.”
The band’s first new music since the 2015 GRAMMY® Awards THE WATERFALL, MY MORNING JACKET reaffirms the rarefied magic that has made My Morning Jacket so beloved, incorporating every groove with moments of discovery, revelation and ecstatic catharsis. Produced and engineered by James over two weeks-long sessions at 64 Sound in Los Angeles, California, the album came to life after what felt like a permanent hiatus for the band. But after performing four shows in the summer of 2019 — starting with two jaw-dropping nights at the Red Rocks Amphitheater — My Morning Jacket was overwhelmed with the urge to keep going. This sense of purpose can be heard throughout the exciting and expansive MY MORNING JACKET. For all its unbridled joy, songs like “Regularly Scheduled Programming” and the otherworldly album “I Never Could Get Enough” once again reveal My Morning Jacket’s thirst for exploring the most nuanced existential questions. and more layered in song form while simultaneously harnessing the hypnotic intensity of their legendary live show more fully than ever.
“I hope this album will bring people a lot of joy and relief, especially since we’ve all been locked up for so long., said Jacques. “I know that feeling you get when you’re driving around listening to music you love, or even when you’re lying in bed crying to the music you love. The fact that we’re able to be a part of people’s lives in this way is so magical to us, and it’s really nice that we’re still here to keep doing it..”
MY MORNING JACKET will be available on CD as well as two vinyl configurations: 2xLP Clear Vinyl with gatefold sleeve featuring artwork by Robert Beatty, custom inner sleeves with lyrics and digital download; and 2xLP 180-Gram Deluxe Colored Vinyl featuring cloudy blue and cloudy orange colored vinyl, deluxe foil fold-out jacket with Robert Beatty artwork, 24″ x 24″ circular fold-out poster, custom inner sleeves with lyrics, and digital download.
MY MORNING JACKET
MY MORNING JACKET
Release date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Tracklist (Standard and Deluxe):
love love love
Never in the real world
The devil is in the details
lucky to be alive
Out of reach, pt. 2
penny for your thoughts
I will never have enough