Rocker JD McPherson
To Return With
Undivided Heart & Soul
October 6 2017
JD McPherson is set to return with Undivided Heart & Soul on October 6th, 2017.
The eleven-song set was produced by McPherson and Dan Molad (Lucius, Tweedy) and was recorded at the Historic RCA Studio B™ in Nashville, TN.
Undivided Heart & Soul (via New West Records) is McPherson’s first studio album in three years and follows his critically acclaimed Let The Good Times Roll (2015).
The new, soul-baring album has some tantalising collaborations – Parker Millsap, Butch Walker, and Aaron Lee Tasjan. His longtime band members are involved again – Doug Corcoran on guitar, Raynier Jacob Jacildo on keys, Jimmy Sutton on bass and Jason Smay on drums, as well as guest appearances by Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Greenhornes), Jess Wolfe & Holly Laessig of Lucius, and Nicole Atkins.
The video for the album’s first single ‘Lucky Penny’ is now out:
Undivided Heart & Soul will be available digitally, CD and vinyl and is now available for pre-order HERE.
Prior to writing and recording the new album, McPherson moved his family from their longtime home of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to the burgeoning artist community of East Nashville, TN. His decision was based on opportunity and one he was reluctant to make, but notes the profound influence the city has had on his new work. “Up to this point, I thought I knew what I was doing with songwriting, that I don’t do this or that,” says McPherson. After collaborating with multiple artists in the scene, he began to experiment, exploring personal themes and injecting more of himself into his work (including a co-write on the album with his wife Mandy). Opening up his process was no easy task. “I was having nightmares every night, thinking, ‘Wow, they’re going to hate this.”
“This record was difficult for me to make, difficult to write, difficult to record. It took a lot for me to say that I can’t force these songs to be the way people are expecting.” McPherson says. Undivided Heart & Soul sounds like a statement record, one that reflects the changes in his life and the enrichment that follows.
JD McPherson has also announced his initial North American tour dates in support of Undivided Heart & Soul – DATES HERE (with more to be announced).
UNDIVIDED HEART & SOUL TRACK LIST:
1. Desperate Love
2. Crying’s Just A Thing You Do
3. Lucky Penny
4. Hunting For Sugar
5. On The Lips
6. Undivided Heart & Soul
7. Bloodhound Rock
8. Style (Is A Losing Game)
10. Under The Spell of City Lights
11. Let’s Get Out Of Here While We’re Young