Sturgill Simpson will deliver another project of progressive country music next month, when the Nashville artist returns with the album Sound & Fury. The LP will come with an accompanying eponymous anime film, created with Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) and Junpei Mizusaki (Batman Ninja). Both projects will be released on September 27, and you can watch the animated music video for the single "Sing Along" above.
The album and movie were announced last weekend at San Diego Comic Con. “We went in without any preconceived notions and came out with a really sleazy, steamy rock n roll record," Sturgill said. "It’s definitely my most psychedelic. And also my heaviest. I had this idea that it’d be really cool to animate some of these songs, and we ended up with a futuristic, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, samurai film.”
Sturgill's last album A Sailor's Guide to Earth was released in 2016. Watch a trailer for the film below:
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