MY MORNING JACKET – ” Regularly Scheduled Programming ” and ” Love Love Love “

Posted: September 14, 2021 in MUSIC

My Morning Jacket have announced a new album and shared its first single, “Regularly Scheduled Programming” via a video for it. “My Morning Jacket” is due out October 22nd via ATO.

My Morning Jacket’s frontman Jim James had this to say about “Regularly Scheduled Programming” in a press release: “This song really hits home for me after what we’ve gone through with the pandemic. But even before then, it felt like so many of us were trading real life for social media, trading our own stories for the storylines on TV, trading our consciousness for drugs. We need to help each other wake up to real love before it’s too late.”

Signalling that things are back on track for the group. It may have been only a year since their last album release, but it’s been six years since they recorded a new one. Now they’ve shared another single that really gets down the the simplicity of things—love, man.

“Love Love Love” is a rumbling Americana jam session that has a hints of Magical Mystery Tourera Beatles and The Doors to it. The track’s premise is as straightforward as its title: “The more you give, yeah, the more you get now,” frontman Jim James quickly declares. “Go tell it to the world.” James explained: “‘Love Love Love’ is trying to steer the ship away from everything I’m talking about in ‘Regularly Scheduled Programming,’ and speak toward positivity and pure love, finding truth within yourself and in the world around you.

James produced and engineered “My Morning Jacket” over two multi-week sessions at Los Angeles, CA’s 64 Sound. A press release says that the band almost called it quits prior to recording the album, but were inspired by performing four shows in summer 2019, in particular two nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, that encouraged them to make a new album and keep going as a band.

“I hope this album brings people a lot of joy and relief, especially since we’ve all been cooped up for so long,” says James in the press release. “I know that feeling you get from driving around blasting music you love, or even lying in bed and crying to the music you love. The fact that we’re able to be a part of people’s lives in that way is so magical to us, and it feels really good that we’re still around to keep doing that.”

My Morning Jacket released a new album “The Waterfall II”, just last year via ATO after announcing it only a few days earlier. The album was the long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s  “The Waterfall” and was recorded at the same time as that album. When The Waterfall was released it was said to be part one of a two-part album and five years later they delivered on that promise. While no pre-release singles from the album were shared, when the album was released “Feel You” and “Wasted” .

Their upcoming shows will be My Morning Jacket’s first full on headline tour in five years. Brittany Howard as support for some of the dates and support will also come from Flock Of Dimes, Bedouine, and Durand Jones. The band are partnering with PLUS1 so that $1.00 from every ticket “will go to support non-profits working for environmental justice, racial equity, and securing access to mental health care for all.”

In 2019, James released “The Order Of Nature” live album recorded with The Louisville Orchestra in collaboration with conductor/arranger/composer Teddy Abrams, via Decca Gold.

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