Critically acclaimed songwriter John Moreland will perform at Stagecoach on Friday, April 28th in Indio, California in support of his fourth solo release “Big Bad Luv”, which is out May 5th via 4AD.
“Big Bad Luv” marks a change in Moreland’s sound and outlook on life. With lyrics that are as intense and unfiltered as on his earlier work, Moreland delves into finding peace within. He also branches out sonically on the new album, which is injected with a heavier dose of rock ‘n’ roll in comparison to the tone of his previous recordings.
Click HERE to stream the new track “It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)”…
The brutal honesty of John Moreland’s singing and songwriting has touched listeners across the country, as he silences rooms from dive bars to more recently the historic Ryman Auditorium stage.
In early 2016, Moreland made his national television debut with an unprecedented booking on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’. Watch the compelling performance in which he received an enthusiastic and rare late-night standing ovation.
It’s been a while since American folk music has seen the likes of a songwriter
that is able to cut as deep as John Moreland.” – Utne Reader
The beauty in John Moreland’s writing is his ability to make the listener feel, and according to Moreland, he’s used his songwriting as a way to exorcise negative feelings and move on. His therapy is the listeners gain, as “Big Bad Luv” has an uplifting yet still emotionally dark tone.
The album was recorded at Fellowship Fall Sound in Little Rock, AR, and was produced by Moreland and mixed by Tchad Blake.
Moreland’s 2015 release “High On Tulsa Heat” was embraced by the press, receiving accolades from outlets including NPR Music, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone Country and American Songwriter, who said “Lines like that ought to make even the surliest barflies put down their drinks and listen. And if they don’t feel it, it’s time to call a cab. Or rehab.”
Moreland capped off his banner year with a nomination for Emerging Artist Of The Year from the Americana Music Association.