Gary Clark Jr: "I might as well introduce myself as a weirdo"
Gary Clark Jr will release his long-awaited major-label debut album Blak And Blu on October 22. Your ears will be feeling numb after you’ve grabbed a sneak listen to a track from it… appropriately titled Numb.
Track: Gary Clark Jr – Numb
File under: more fuzz than the entire Metropolitan Police Force
Texan guitarist Gary Clark Jr has been acclaimed as the saviour of blues. But here’s what the man himself has to say about that level of acclaim:
“I’ve been associated with the blues guitar guy thing, and that is a major part of what I do,” he explained to Billboard. “But I was influenced by and love all sorts of music. So for my first major label album, I wanted to just put all that out there and write and record that, and experiment with all kinds of sounds rather than play straight-ahead blues or whatever single genre… and then bring in the weird stuff later. I think I might as well introduce myself as a weirdo first and get it out of the way and see what happens. It doesn’t sound like people expect, which I think is cool.”
If Numb is anything to go by, you better start saving your shekels for Blak And Blu now. Blue Cheer? Better make that Blues Cheer!
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