jim james know til now My Morning Jackets Jim James to release solo LP

With 15 years and six studio albums as singer/songwtier/guitarist with My Morning Jacket under his belt, Jim James has announced Regions of Light and Sound of God, his first solo album due February 4th on V2.

“I’m very lucky to play in a band with guys that I love, who are great at what they do,” James says, “so on [My Morning Jacket] records, I don’t have a need to play bass or keys or what have you. But as a person and as a musician, I love to play every instrument under the sun, and I wanted to make a record where I played all the instruments and produced/engineered it myself.”

Of the sonic and thematic avenues he wishes to explore, James offers: “I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time…as if it were the past of the future, if that makes any sense—like a hazy dream that a fully-realized android or humanoid capable of thought might have when it reminisces about the good old days of just being a simple robot.”

Hear Know Til Now, Jim James first offering from the forthcoming Regions of Light and Sound of God below.

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