It's been all quiet on the My Morning Jacket front for three years now, but Jim James is keeping himself busy. It seems like just yesterday he released the psychedelic Eternally Even and then followed up with his covers album Tribute To 2. His prolific solo output continued today as he announced a new album for 2018 Uniform Distortion. Here's what James has to say about his new effort:
My head feels like it is exploding with the amount of information we are forced to consume on a daily basis, and how that information is so DISTORTED there is almost no longer any tangible truth. The name of my new record is Uniform Distortion because I feel like there is this blanket distortion on society/media and the way we gather our “news” and important information. More and more of us are feeling lost and looking for new ways out of this distortion and back to the truth … and finding hope in places like the desert where I write this now … finding hope in the land and in the water and in old books offering new ideas and most importantly in each other and love.
The first single "Just A Fool" is a blues rock driven song compared to his more layered approach on past solo work. The album will be released by ATO on June 29th.