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The My Morning Jacket guitarist will release his third solo collection Aug. 19

By Madison Vain
Updated August 04, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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My Morning Jacket may have gone off the road last November after touring in support of their 2015 release, The Waterfall, but guitarist Carl Broemel was hardly resting on his laurels. Instead, he used the months before the Kentucky rockers’ spring tour to to write and record his third solo LP, 4th of July. That set will release later this month, but today EW is excited to premiere the tender “Rockingchair Dancer” off the collection.

If the song, which features delicate backing vocals from singer-songwriter Laura Veirs, sounds a bit like a lullaby, that’s because it technically is. “I was standing over my son’s crib, playing guitar, trying to help him fall asleep,” Broemel says, remembering how he penned the tune. “Being around such a new human being inspired me to think back on my childhood dreams and how they have come true in many way, but in such a different fashion that I had imagined.”

“Rockingchair Dancer” is streaming below. 4th of July is due to release Aug. 19 via Stocks in Asia/Thirty Tigers. So far, Broemel has also shared “Sleepy Lagoon,” and “Snowflake,” off the eight-song set. Broemel can also be found on stage with Ray LaMontagne this year, he and his MMJ bandmates have joined the New Hampshire native’s trek in support of his excellent Ouroboros.

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