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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

WATCH STURGILL SIMPSON’S MESMERISING NEW VIDEO FOR
THE PROMISE + UK TOUR ANNOUNCED


Napoleon Dynamite fans may recognise The Promise as being that song soundtracking the film’s closing scene. 80s New Wave aficionados may simply know it for being Manchester band, When In Rome’s lone US hit single. On Sturgill Simpson’s new album, “Metamodern Sounds In Country Music” (out now on Loose Music), the Kentucky born singer takes the song apart and puts it back together in a distinctly non-New Wave type way, making you believe that this is the way it was always meant to be.

One of my favorite country songs of the year isn’t even a country song…” says The Fader on Sturgill’s reworking of The Promise. (Fader’s recent profile on Sturgill marked the first time a country artist had ever been featured in the magazine.) “Promise you’ll stick around to his yell at 3:40; nothing tops it”, they advise.

Allow yourself to be transfixed by Sturgill in this brand new video for The Promise, shot and edited by Graham Uhelski: http://youtu.be/-eWJmN8D820

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Sturgill will be bringing his band over to the UK for the first time this autumn. Tickets for October tour dates are now on sale now.



SUMMER TOUR DATES 2014




UK TOUR OCTOBER 2014 (FULL BAND)


THE PROMISE PRESS QUOTES

Simpson’s music is soul-stirring even when he sticks to the script. He exerts a powerful command of his genre’s weepiest forms, and “The Promise” is as fine an example as any. STEREOGUM

“One of my favorite country songs of the year isn’t even a country song… Promise you’ll stick around to his yell at 3:40; nothing tops it.”   THE FADER

“[Sturgill] manages to turn When In Rome’s 1988 one-hit wonder into a tender (and barely recognizable) ballad.” 
PASTE

“a soaring, deeply felt honky-tonk reworking of U.K. pop band When in Rome’s lone hit” 
SPIN

“The Promise feels indebted to Johnny Cash’s late-in-life career turn remaking unlikely artists’ songs in his inimitable style, right down to Simpson’s pulpy murmur.” 
NEW YORK TIMES

“The best moment [on Metamodern Sounds] may be the most unlikely: a cover of the 1988 post-New Wave hit “The Promise”. Simpson delivers it with gentle stalwartness, testifying powerfully to the magnitude of love. The Mellotron string section swoops in to add some earthly drama to an emotion that might just explain the entire universe.” 
PITCHFORK


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