Sturgill Simpson always has a surprise up his sleeve, and this time it’s an imaginative music video for “Sing Along,” from an album titled Sound & Fury set for September 27 on Elektra Records. A Netflix film based on the album, created with manga artist Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) and filmmaker Junpei Mizusaki (Batman Ninja), drops the same day.
Sound & Fury will be Simpson’s first album since 2016’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, which won the Grammy for best country album. And a recent track called “The Dead Don’t Die” indicated that roots music is still in his wheelhouse. However, this new project is more anime than Americana. If you try to sing along to “Sing Along,” let us know what you think.
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