Jonathan Wilson Announces Eat The Worm LP
Singer/songwriter, and producer Jonathan Wilson has announced new album, Eat the Worm, will be released Sept. 8 by BMG. Wilson has produced albums for Father John Misty, Conor Oberst, Roy Harper, Dawes and Angel Olsen and many more.
Ahead of the album’s release, Wilson has shared “Charlie Parker.” The song is accompanied by a video created by Wilson’s wife, artist Andrea Nakhla, using stable diffusion Artificial Intelligence technology.
“”Charlie Parker” is one of my favorite songs on Eat the Worm. It’s a fantastical and fictitious flight of fancy and fantasy,” says Wilson of the song, which draws from experiences in Boston in the 1980s, North Carolina in the early 1990s and an early 2000s-era European jazz festival. “It also touches on the ups and downs of my life over the past decade as a touring musician, and more. It’s filled with strings, horns, fuzzy guitars, tubular bells, and a few bebop elements as well, hence the name. In a way, ‘Charlie Parker’ encompasses what the new record is all about: adventure, fidelity and fun. We’ve created another amazingly trippy AI video to accompany it, and I think it captures the mood of the tune perfectly.”
As he did throughout Eat the Worm, Wilson produced and played most of the instruments on “Charlie Parker,” including guitar, piano, drums and keyboards. Jake Blanton (The Killers) handled bass, while the string and horn sections feature venerable musicians such as C.J. Camerieri (Bon Iver), Rita Andrade (Kanye West), Wynton Grant (Miley Cyrus, Hans Zimmer), and Paul Cartwright (Lana Del Rey, Mary J. Blige).
“A lot of this batch of songs is a reaction to the production stuff that I do,” Wilson says of the new album. “I would be in the studio, doing long days with folks, and I’ll have some wild off-the-wall ideas and they’re like, ‘no, no, no, that sounds crazy, JW.’ So I would save them up for my album. I’m finally at a place to feel totally free to take chances and resist the urge to dumb things down. It’s got to be kind of strange.”
Eat the Worm
Ol’ Father Time
The Village Is Dead
Lo and Behold
Stud Ram (Vinyl Exclusive)
Ridin’ in a Jag
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