Butch Walker has a great track record working on songs for others — everyone from Taylor Swift to Fall Out Boy have enlisted his services — but his own music ain’t half-bad either.
Next month, the Georgia-born musician gets his own documentary called Butch Walker: Out of Focus. Check out the preview now:
Out of Focus includes a special track he recorded with South Carolina folk duo Shovels & Rope called “All the Love You Need,” and you can hear it exclusively here.
Says Walker of the song: “[Shovels & Rope’s] Mike and Cary Ann were on tour with me at the time, and they stayed in California to collaborate on [my] last record, The Spade. That song was a few lines I rattled off to Mike and the next day he came back with the rest written and it CRUSHED ME. we laid it down live in about one or two takes, just before happy hour. Thank God, because the song is super-depressing.”
Get depressed after the jump:
Butch Walker: Out of Focus will start its theatrical run, in conjunction with live performances, on Sept. 5. The dates are as follows:
September 5, 2013, Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse – Butch Walker (sold out)
September 6, 2013, Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge – Butch Walker (sold out)
September 7, 2013, Athens, GA @ 40 Watt – Butch Walker
September 9, 2013, Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall – Butch Walker
September 10, 2013, New York, NY @ Highline – Butch Walker (sold out)
September 11, 2013, SOLD OUT Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair – Butch Walker (sold out)
September 17, 2013, Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre – Butch Walker (sold out)