Jamestown Revival Returns With Topical Track ‘Crazy World (Judgment Day)’: Song & Video Premiere


Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance didn't take into account themselves notably topical on the primary two albums by their band Jamestown Revival. But the occasions are such that the Austin, Texas, duo couldn’t assist being affected by them -- evidenced on "Crazy World (Judgment Day)," premiering solely under from the group's upcoming third album. A stripped-down video additionally premieres under.

"Jonathan and I write from having a dialog or reflecting about issues we've skilled," Chance tells Billboard. "This is like for those who had been sitting at a bar with a buddy and having a few drinks and one other loopy occasion of the day comes throughout the information ticker and also you're like, 'Man, this can be a f---ing loopy place we stay in.' It's that feeling slightly down within the dumps so far as the state of affairs and what we as human beings are doing with ourselves now."

The track, bolstered by a mellow stomp beat, shouldn't be essentially particular, though Chance acknowledges that "there's slightly little bit of judgment in there -- South Park type of judgment, perhaps." Clay, in the meantime, notes that "the elephant within the room is the political local weather of as we speak, the division and the vitriol and other people hating individuals. It actually retains me up at night time and provides me nervousness. It seems like individuals who had been pals at the moment are not pals resulting from political variations, and that's heartbreaking to me. I feel we agree on much more than we notice. It seems like we're being performed like puppets typically."

"Crazy World," together with a number of different songs from the brand new album, options vocals taken from a demo tape Jamestown Revival recorded throughout writing periods in a secluded cabin in Utah. The 11-track set, which is due within the spring on Thirty Tigers, was produced by the band and Jamie Mefford. Clay and Chance describe it as a return to the mellower, rootsy sound of the group's 2014 debut, Utah, after the more durable rocking The Education of a Wandering Man in 2016.

"We had been actually drawn sonically to the actual easy type of '60s, '70s people music, from [Bob] Dylan to [John] Denver to James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, a whole lot of CSNY affect," Clay notes. "It's a whole lot of stuff the place you don't must have drums for the track to really feel full. I feel we created some music that makes you wish to lean into it a bit."

Jamestown Revival, which spent 2018 off the highway, returns to touring in earnest throughout April and shall be "overlaying the gamut fairly good this yr," in line with Clay. "It was good to take a step again and unplug from every little thing, even social media. I feel we're able to rev it up once more now."