Lucinda Williams unabashedly takes on some of the human, social and political issues of our day with her boldest and most direct album to date, Good Souls Better Angels out April 24th.
Following the release of ‘Man Without A Soul’, the first powerful track to be taken from the forthcoming album, Lucinda today releases raw album opener, ‘You Can’t Rule Me’.
In 2014 and 2015, Williams released two double albums back to back with Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone and The Ghosts Of Highway 20, respectively. Both releases found her experimenting with arrangements, vocals, song structure and personal subject matter.
On Good Souls Better Angels, Williams changes course and chooses to forgo the personal and narrative-based songcraft that has become synonymous with her name and instead speaks to some of the injustices permeating our society. The new songs cut straight to the core with frank and honest commentary on domestic abuse (“Wakin’ Up”), the constant barrage of news (“Bad News Blues”) the dangerous, quick to judge and convict aspects of social media (“Shadows & Doubts) and the haunting reality of the
“Man Without A Soul”.
Lucinda recorded Good Souls Better Angels backed by her remarkable, long time band, featuring Butch Norton (drums), Stuart Mathis (guitar) and David Sutton (bass). The rock- solid unit propels the music with both fire and finesse, particularly on the raw blues number “You Can’t Rule Me”, which kicks off the album with equal parts attitude and swing.
Lucinda plays the following UK and Ireland dates…
August 14th – DUBLIN, Vicar Street
15th – BELFAST, Limelight 1
16th – KILKENNY, St Canice’s Cathedral
18th – WALLASEY, Floral Pavilion Theatre
20th – CAMBRIDGE, Junction
22nd – GLANUSK PARK, Green Man Festival