Jim James Announces New Acoustic Album, Releases Two Singles, Details Tonight’s Special Livestream

first_imgJim 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.last_img read more