JIM WHITE has shared his second new song ‘Drift Away’, from forthcoming album, ‘Waffles, Triangles & Jesus.’ Speaking to Folk Radio, White said about the song ‘Drift Away’: ”In my late 20’s I found myself increasingly drawn to the company of profoundly damaged romantic partners, mistaking their devils for my own. Big mistake–one fueled by a weird cocktail of personal cowardice and hubris.
We all have our crosses to bear but every one is balanced differently. Even a big man can struggle carrying a small cross if the balance is unorthodox and when you come to that point where you finally realize you’ve fooled yourself into carrying the wrong load and you’re living in bad faith, sooner or later you face that choice to either walk on in your wrongness, raging against your own miscalculation, or try to lay said cross down, leave it behind, praying powers of mysterious grace carry you beyond the valence of said crosses gravitational field. The latter is harder than it sounds for those configured like me.
Drift Away is a simplified representation of that complicated proposition.”
Youtube Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmXmP4xAJ0w
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/track/0BnFjkpDISHl0mcSWl0Y0Ohi-res images available hereJim will be on tour in Europe next month, starting on 14 November.JIM WHITE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
14 Nov – LEICESTER The Soundhouse*
17 Nov – SHEFFIELD The HUBS
18 Nov – NEWCASTLE Live Theatre
19 Nov – GLASGOW Oran Mor
20 Nov – MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
21 Nov – LEEDS Brudenell
22 Nov – BRISTOL Louisiana
23 Nov – BIRMINGHAM Actress & Bishop
24 Nov – BRIGHTON Brunswick
25 Nov – GUILDFORD St Mary’s Church
26 Nov – LONDON Dingwalls
28 Nov – MIDDLEBURG Kloveniersdoelen (NL)*
29 Nov – HEUSDEN Het Ravelijn Heusden (NL)*
01 Dec – HERENT, GC De Wildeman (BE)**
02 Dec – WAAS (BE)**
03 Dec – UTRECHT, TivoliVredenburg (NL)*
04 Dec – GRONINGEN (NL)*?
06 Dec – ARNHEM Luxor (NL)*
07 Dec – SHERPENHUEVEL, GC den Egger (NL)*
08 Dec – DIKSMUID 4AD (NL)*
09 Dec – BAAKAVEEN Muziekpodium (NL)*
(Full band, except * solo, ** trio)
His sixth solo studio album, the bizarrely titled Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, is a mind-bending joy ride of sonic influences featuring a bevy of his hometown Athens’ roots musicians, plus west coast indie darlings Dead Rock West, and rock and roll maverick Holly Golightly.
Prior to Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, White released five eclectic, totally uncatagorisable albums plus another six even stranger side projects. Numerous songs from his back catalog have appeared both in film and television, with his Primus-esque Word-Mule being featured in Breaking Bad, and more recently his cautionary rocker Crash Into The Sun appearinn Ray McKinnon’s highly praised Sundance Channel series Rectify.
UK fans may recognise White as the narrator and defacto tour guide for the award winning BBC documentary, Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus, a road movie set in the rural South, which the LA Times described as “Decidedly strange, delightfully demented.” Prior to becoming a musician White led an aimless, diverse life, working countless menial labor jobs: dishwasher, landscaper, lifeguard, cook, surfboard laminator, road builder, culminating with thirteen long years driving a taxi cab in New York City.
White is presently at work completing a memoir, Incidental Contact, based on a series of uncanny coincidences that befell him during his days driving that taxi in New York City. Two chapters of Incidental Contact, The Bottom and Superwhite, have been published in the literary music journal Radio Silence, with Superwhite being awarded a Pushcart Prize for short fiction. White was a pro surfer. He served as literary commentator for the National Endowment of the Arts. He was a European fashion model. Samuel Beckett once played a practical joke on him. There’s lots more non linear information that doesn’t really fit the usual bio format. But that’s Jim—he gets around.
Waffles, Triangles & Jesus is out 10 November 2017 on Loose, available on 2LP, CD & digitally.
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