Sturgill Simpson has announced his sophomore LP, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, with the release of the lead single, “Brace for Impact (Live a Little)” – available now. The song is brazen in its delivery, sporting the signature Simpson affinity for crunchy guitars and echoed vocals paired with an affinity for the unknown. It bears as much in common sonically with The Doors as anyone from the country wheelhouse, for an output that pushes past expectation and feels at once both maelstrom-esque and, well, damn good.
Simpson produced the LP, which plays front-to-back as a letter to his first child, born in 2014. A Sailor’s Guide is available April 15.
A SAILOR’S GUIDE TO EARTH TRACK-LISTING:
1. Welcome to Earth (Pollywog)
2. Breakers Roar
3. Keep It Between The Lines
4. Sea Stories
5. In Bloom [Nirvana cover]
6. Brace For Impact (Live A Little)
7. All Around You
8. Oh Sarah
9. Call To Arms