In a recent issue of The FADER, we ran a GEN F profile about Kentucky-bred country singer Sturgill Simpson. Last night, the "cosmic cowboy of the digital age" stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman to perform "Life of Sin," a track about self-medicating with weed and booze that's actually a lot more of a downer, lyrically, than the rowdy, rollicking vibe of the performance suggests. Simpson sounds great, though. Afterwards, Letterman says that it's the type of song that makes you want to pick a super-sized bottle of Mountain Dew, hop in a car and just drive somewhere; the comment doesn't make a lot of sense but I'm pretty sure I agree with him. The track is off Simpson's new-ish album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, available over at his Bandcamp page right now.
Watch Cosmic Cowboy Sturgill Simpson Play “Life of Sin” on Letterman
The country singer and GEN F alum stops by The Late Show.
July 15, 2014