I’m very pleased to share the new video for “The Advice Song (Just Give Up) from my new album “A Failure.” Watch it here.
The final playlist inspired by songs from "A Failure." This week: Really Long Songs. A few rules: No song-suites here (sorry, prog rock), no experimental or jazz music, no jams or guitars solos - these are all songs that could have been four minutes long had the writer decided to choose their best three verses rather than use all forty-seven.
I've been asked more than once about how I managed to get the album done considering the demands of the job, adulthood, parenthood. My "method" (or whatever you might call it) was gifted to me by a piece of writing from the novelist Christian Kiefer, which I've shared below. I'm going to write a bit about what I learned from it, because perhaps it will help pull you out of a rut, like it did for me. (Read More…)
Click the image to view the lyric video for "Not A Lot Of Blood," the first single from Jim Clements's new album “A Failure." You can also download the single to listen on your own time by clicking the link below:
Not a Lot of Blood (MP3, 320kbps, 6.7MB) (Right-click to download)
Jim Clements's fourth album, "A Failure," will be released on October 26th, 2018. More details to come.
Jim is joined on "A Failure" by musicians from albums' past, including singer/songwriter Kevin Quain (keys) who previously played on 2004's Kill Devil Hills, Dave Gooblar (keys) from 2008's When The Saints Go, and Richard Clements (piano) and Meghan Engel (strings) from 2011's The Road To Anhedonia.. Jim is also joined by some new faces, including Dave Tompkins (bass), Ashley Karlin (vocals), and Shawn Nourse (drums).
1. Saul's Blood (A Dream)
2. Not A Lot Of Blood
3. The Comet I Was Waiting For
4. I Am Here For You
5. The Backup Plan
6. Why You Scream In The Night
7. The Advice Song (Just Give Up)
8. Fire Engine Blues