Curtis Harding, a '70s rock and soul-influenced singer making music out of Atlanta, released his last album on indie California punk label Burger Records. His new one, the Danger Mouse-produced Face Your Fear, will be out on ANTI- Records —home to albums by Cass McCombs, Neko Case, and more — on October 27. The second single from the record, "Wednesday Morning Atonement," premiering today on The FADER, is a pensive, synth-lined track that parallels songwriting with fatherhood.
"'Wednesday Morning Atonement' is the first track I recorded for my new record Face Your Fear," Harding wrote to The FADER via email. "The song is a double-entendre. In a literal sense it's about an estranged father who for whatever reason was not able to be present in his family's life. Also, the business of music can sometimes pull you away from the art of making it. So metaphorically it's a story about a musician, and in theory his songs are his children. It was also recorded on a Wednesday."