Damien Jurado released his new studio album In the Shape of a Storm on April 12th through Loose. In the Shape of a Storm is Jurado’s fourteenth album and was recorded in California, his new home state.
Damien Jurado has always worked fast, but In the Shape of a Storm came together with unprecedented speed. Recorded over the course of two hours one California afternoon, it’s Jurado’s sparsest album to date. Gone are the thundering drums and psychedelic arrangements that defined the Maraqopa-trilogy he made with his longtime collaborator and close friend Richard Swift. Here, there’s only Jurado’s voice, acoustic guitar, and occasional accompaniment from Josh Gordon, playing a high-strung guitar tuned Nashville style, rendering its sound spooky and celestial.
South is the first single from In the Shape of a Storm. Listen to the song below.