Attention! New music from Lyle Lovett is on the way! After a long hiatus, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is back with a brand new album scheduled for a May 13 release. The singer has also announced an extensive tour for 2022, bringing along a full entourage to ensure no punches are pulled. Produced by Lovett and Chuck Ainlay, the new album will be released on Verve Records and will be titled 12th of June. The record will feature an eclectic palate of hand-selected songs that feature Lovett’s storytelling through the lenses of different musical styles, from Nat King Cole and Horace Silver to the more traditional country and folk stylings of Lovett’s own songs.
“My songs are rarely fiction,” Lovett says. “That’s how I approach my work. My songs are from my life. I am the character in these songs. I get to spend my life for the most part doing a job where I get to be myself.”
With the announcement of the record — his first all-new collection in 10 years — Lovett released the album’s title track with a music video that shows some behind the scenes of recording the project. An all-star band can be seen deep in the trenches of their work, bringing an already incredible song over the top with elegant lines, harmonies, and rhythmic support. Bryan Sutton, Paul Franklin, Sam Bush, and Stuart Duncan are just a few of the masters that are on this record, but the simple truth is that this song would jump out of the speakers if it were sung a capella by the writer alone. Check out Lyle Lovett’s “12th of June” below.
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