Gary Clark Jr. has announced a new album, This Land.
Recorded at Austin’s Arlyn Studios and co-produced by Clark himself, This Land is set for a March 1 release via Warner Bros. You can check out its searing title track—inspired by both the current American political climate and the racism Clark experienced while growing up in Texas—below.
The song’s video was directed by filmmaker Savanah Leaf, and was shot in Clark’s hometown of Austin, Texas.
“I think it’s only right at this point in time, if you have a microphone louder than others, to speak out about that anger,” Clark told Rolling Stone. He continued: “I haven’t been through shit compared to my people. But if I can do anything with my opportunity, and say thank you to Dr. Martin Luther King for sacrificing your life so that I can have a microphone, that’s the least I can do.”
You can pre-order This Land right here.
Clark will also be launching a U.S. tour in support of the new album beginning March 9 in Miami. You can check out the full itinerary below.
For more information, head over to GaryClarkJr.com.
03/09 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
03/10 – Tampa, FL @ Gasparilla Music Festival
03/13 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
03/15 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
03/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
03/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre – Murat Theatre
03/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benendum Center
03/21 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
03/22 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
03/23 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
03/26 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/27 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Met Opera House
03/30 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
03/31 – Richmond, VA @ The National
04/02 – Durham, NC @ Durham PAC
04/03 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
04/05 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
04/06 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
04/07 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/25 – Napa, CA @ BottleRock Music Festival
Gary Clark Jr. Announces New Album, 'This Land,' American Tour
Source: Guitar Player