The piano notes that open “Servant of Love,” the jazz-tinged title track off Patty Griffin’s forthcoming ninth studio album, are almost theatrical in their simplicity. They hold for dramatic pause, they flutter in and out, they dance. But the best thing they do is leave breathing room for one of music’s most affecting songwriters to do what she does best: Build a world out of just a few notes.
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The singer has previously shared “Rider of Days” and “There Isn’t One Way” off the album. Servant of Love is currently available for pre-order, it is due out for release Sept. 25 via Thirty Tigers. Griffin will tour in support, a full list of dates are available on her website.