Singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim—born Sean Scolnick—and his longtime backing band The Law are prepping the release of their new studio album, The Spirit Moves, due out August 7 via Dualtone Records. The collection produced by Kenny Siegal and Langhorne Slim & The Law with engineering and mixing by Andrija Tokic and stands as the artist’s most introspective and lyrically-developed project yet.
Monday, he’s premiering one of its 12 tracks, exclusively on EW. “‘Changes’,” he tells us, “is about the beauty and terror of having breakthroughs and transformations in life, only to discover that there are infinite amounts of both. The pursuit of the groove must be groovy.”
Since his last full-length, the folk musician moved to East Nashville, put down roots, sobered up, and got single. (Perhaps you see where the title might have come from?) The track, streaming below, does something neat. It crackles specifically to these experiences and to universal ones. It also sways in his characteristic, sing-songy way.[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/200076691?secret_token=s-5PtTk" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true&show_comments=true&color=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
Langhorne Slim is currently on tour; a list of upcoming dates and festival stops is below.
June 24: Dallas, TX, Arnette Strauss Square
June 25: Austin, TX, Stubb’s
July 8: Kalamazoo, MI, District Square
July 9: Toronto, CANADA, Silver Dollar
July 13: Woodstock, NY, Bearsville Theatre
July 14: Lancaster, PA, Chameleon Club
July 16: Annapolis, MD, Ram’s Head Tavern
July 23: Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl
July 24 – 26 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival