'Vinyl' theme song: Sturgill Simpson releases track
'Sugar Daddy' is the singer's first release since his acclaimed 2014 album, 'Metamodern Sounds In Country Music'
HBO’s new music business period drama Vinyl premieres Sunday night, and though it’s set on the eve of punk, in the glory days of 1970s rock & roll, the creative team (which includes Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger) looked to someone more current: psychedelic country crooner, Sturgill Simpson.
On the show’s theme song “Sugar Daddy,” the singer’s first original release since 2014’s brilliant Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Simpson swaps his particular brand of philosophizing psychedelic Music City fare for scuzzy, bluesy, irresistible rock. Simpson recently revealed to GQ that his anticipated follow-up to Metamodern is already finished but that’s he’s holding onto the collection a bit longer. “I don’t want to put it out just yet,” he says, “because I know I’m just going to have to turn around and do what I just did all over again. Quite honestly, I need about six months at home with my family.”
“Sugar Daddy” is streaming below.
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