Gary Clark Jr. has announced the follow-up to his smash 2012 debut, Blak and Blu. Entitled The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim, the new album is due out September 11th on Warner Bros. Records.
Clark produced the LP himself and played most of the instruments. It was recorded by Bharath “Cheex” Ramanat and Jason Sciba, and backing vocals were sung by Clark’s sisters Shawn and Savannah.
Gary Clark Jr. has just released a trailer for his upcoming album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Watch now :
In the album trailer, Clark explained that the title of Sonny Boy Slim refers to himself; his mother called him “Sonny Boy” as a child, and his musical peers have frequently refferred to him as “Slim.” He said, “The underlying tone of this album is faith and hope, really, at the end of the day. ‘Cause that’s all you need.”
Gary Clark Jr. Unleashes A Flood Of Bluesy Balladry On New Single “The Healing”
Also we’re getting our very first taste of the record with the electrified blues of the album’s lead-off single “The Healing.” Delivering on his promise of some how diving deeper into the delta traditions, the new easy-burning cut is built with massive nods to SRV/Albert King-styled guitar weeps. Listen now:
And if this wasn’t enough, Gary Clark Jr. shared another song of his new album already. Listen and enjoy the crunchy blues jam of the song “Grinder”:
From the screaming solos on “Grinder” to the stomping funk on the almost Prince-ly “Star” to the acoustic gospel (!) on “Church,” everything on the tracks sounds of a piece, the product of an artist who can play almost anything he picks up, working with a tight, trusted crew.
Gary Clark Jr. – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Release date: 11 September 2015
Track Listing The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
01. The Healing
04. Our Love
06. Hold On
07. Cold Blooded
10. Can’t Sleep
13. Down To Ride