American singer-songwriter Steve Gunn is set to release his new album, The Unseen In Between, on January 18 via Matador Records. Gunn has shared a new single, “New Moon,” to go along with the announcement.
Gunn’s latest record “explores his own emotional landscapes with his most complex, fully realized songs to date,” according to an official release. Check out “New Moon” below.
More info on Steve Gunn’s journey to make The Unseen In Between below.
“Getting to The Unseen In Between itself was not easy for Gunn. In the summer of 2016, Gunn released Eyes On The Lines, his winning and elliptical debut for Matador. It should have been a triumphant moment, but exactly two weeks later, Gunn’s father and namesake died following a two-year struggle with cancer. During his sickness, he and his son had connected as never before, listening to one another’s experiences and understanding one another’s perspectives; they became not father and son but real friends.
This experience yielded the emotional centrepiece of the album. “Stonehurst Cowboy” is a duet for Gunn’s raw acoustic guitar and spare bass-lines by Bob Dylan’s musical director Tony Garnier, whose featured throughout the album. The song distills the lessons Gunn learned from his father and it is a solemn but tender remembrance, a tribute to his father’s reputation as a tough, wise, and witty guy from far west Philadelphia.”
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