Published Feb 25, 2019Veteran singer-songwriter Damien Jurado released his fantastic album The Horizon Just Laughed last year, but the prolific performer already has another set of tunes in the bag. As such, he's about to drop a new album called In the Shape of a Storm. Today, we get a taste with "Lincoln."
Though the recording is new, the song has actually been hiding away in Jurado's repertoire for decades. Here's how he explains it in a press release:
"Lincoln," written in 1998, was originally slated for my third album not yet titled, Ghost of David. I had 13 songs recorded for the album onto a newly purchased digital 8-track machine. And, when the day came to mix the finished album, an error done on my part was made, erasing everything. Now under a deadline with the label to turn in a new album, I came up with the bright idea to scrap every song I had written for the album, and start anew. All original material was written, and then recorded in a period of less than a week for Ghost of David. Years later, I would come across the only recorded demo I had made for the original album on a cassette. This song was "Lincoln". Over the years I considered "Lincoln" for many of my albums, but the song just couldn't find the proper place to land. That was until I went in to record my latest album, In the Shape of a Storm. It felt not only fitting to put it on the record, but to have it be the opening song.
Listen to "Lincoln" below.
In the Shape of a Storm will arrive on April 12 via Mama Bird Recording Co. In support of the album, Jurado has a North American tour mapped out that includes a Toronto date on May 24. You can see the full schedule down below as well.
02/27 San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
02/28 Austin, TX - The North Door
03/01 Dallas, TX - The Wild Detectives
03/02 Dallas,TX - The Wild Detectives
03/07 Los Angeles, CA - Highland Park Ebell Club*
04/05 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
05/10 Burlington, VT - Arts Riot*
05/11 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace*
05/13 Holyoke, MA - Gateway City Arts*
05/14 Allston, MA - Great Scott*
05/15 Brooklyn, NY - Park Church Co-op*
05/16 Brooklyn, NY - Park Church Co-op*
05/17 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's*
05/18 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall*
05/20 Pittsburgh, PA - Cabaret at Theater Square*
05/22 Hopewell, NJ, Hopewell Theater*
05/23 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt*
05/24 Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel*
08/2-4 Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
* with Anna St. Louis