My Morning Jacket fans only have a few more weeks to wait until their lead singer’s solo album is released! Jim James will share Eternally Even on November 4th, and has already released one single from the album – the ever-relevant protest song “Same Old Lie.”Today, James has released the second track from the new album. Titled “Here In Spirit,” the new song plays off of similar themes of social justice, as it encourages individuals to speak up for their ideals even if they can’t attend every political event. He wrote the song after attending a rally in Los Angeles, one day after the tragic night club shooting in Orlando, FL.“I was feeling so utterly gutted that things like this keep happening,” says James in a statement. “It’s a song about speaking out and trying to be there for people in spirit even if you can’t be at every rally and battle. We have such a duty to speak out for equality and for each other. I will always lend my voice to whatever the civil rights issue is of the day, to whomever needs the most help and love.”Check out “Here In Spirit,” streaming below. You can see more info about Eternally Even , as well as the lyrics to “Here In Spirit,” below.“Here In Spirit” LyricsNO COMPROMISE…BUT WILLING TO SACRIFICE.BELIEVE WHAT YOU WANT.GO ON AND BE WHO YOU ARE.GO OUT AND GET WHAT YOU WANT…FULL OF LIFE.THE STONE IS THROWN….IT’S COMING FAST…THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW…IT’S CRASHING THRU THE GLASS…NOW WE’RE DOWN ON OUR KNEES PICKING UP THE SCRAPS…WHATEVER IT TAKES WE’RE GONNA BUILD IT BACK.IF YOU DON’T SPEAK OUT – WE CAN’T HEAR IT.OUR LOVE IS ALWAYS HERE – HERE IN SPIRIT.AND ALL THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE – HERE IN SPIRIT.NO COMPROMISE…BUT WILLING TO SACRIFICE.IF THE MEANS TO AN END’S IN SIGHT – AND ONCE THE WORK IS DONE –GO CELEBRATE WHAT YOU LIKE…GO ON AND DANCE THRU THE NIGHT…GO ON BE ONE WITH THE LIGHT – FULL OF LIFE.THE STONE IS THROWN….IT’S COMING FAST…THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW…IT’S CRASHING THRU THE GLASS.NOW WE’RE DOWN ON OUR KNEES PICKING UP THE SCRAPS…WHATEVER IT TAKES WE’RE GONNA BUILD IT BACK.IF YOU DONT SPEAK OUT – WE CAN’T HEAR IT.OUR LOVE IS ALWAYS HERE – HERE IN SPIRIT.AND ALL THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE – HERE IN SPIRIT.AND DONT YOU KNOW YOU CAN CALL ON ME (HERE IN SPIRIT)Eternally Even Art + Tracklisting1) Hide in Plain Sight2) Same Old Lie3) Here In Spirit4) World’s Smiling Now5) We Ain’t Getting Any Younger Pt. 16) We Ain’t Getting Any Younget Pt. 27) True Nature8) In the Moment9) Eternally EvenJim James Fall Tour Dates9/28: Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA9/29: Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA9/30: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, San Francisco, CA10/1: The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA11/15 & 11/16: Boston, MA @ Royale11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 511/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre12/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre*support by Twin Limb on all dates (except Fillmore SF)
Jim James has announced the coming release of a brand new acoustic album, Uniform Clarity, a companion piece to his recently released Uniform Distortion, which came out on June 29th. The new album is comprised of acoustic versions of the songs originally found on Uniform Distortion, along with two new tracks: “It Will Work Out” and “Flash In The Pan”.Uniform Clarity was recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs) and is due out on Friday, October 5th via ATO. Today, James releases two new recordings, the acoustic versions of “You Get To Rome” and “Over and Over”.As James explains of the new acoustic release,The idea for UNIFORM CLARITY came from UNIFORM DISTORTION, an album of intentional chaos/dirt: literal and figurative distortion of lyrics and sound meant to echo and hopefully shed some light on the twisted times and distortion of the truth in which we now live. UNIFORM CLARITY is meant to illuminate the other side – raw and real, but very clear, much like in the early days of recording where all you could hear was the truth because there were no ways to manipulate recordings in the studio. Working with Shawn Everett, we created a document style recording of these songs- just vocals, guitar and the space itself- no special FX. A crystal clear illustration of the flawed beauty of what a song starts off as or sometimes remains- a thought. a seed. a light from the womb of the universe brought to life down here on earth.Listen to acoustic versions of “You Get To Rome” and “Over and Over” below via Jim James on YouTube:Jim James – “You Get To Rome” (Acoustic)Jim James – “Over And Over” (acoustic)As previously reported, today, Wednesday, September 12th, James will mount a “special performance” in San Francisco that will be broadcast live on his YouTube page. Further information about the livestream has been provided today. As a press release details, “there will be an exclusive YouTube event that sees James appearing throughout the day for special performances, discussions about the upcoming release and his extraordinary body of work, as well as his belief in importance of voting and political action as we set out to change the future this Election Day. The broadcast will culminate with a very special live performance and Q+A session, set to be streamed live from San Francisco at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET.”For more information, head to Jim James’ website.
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