The follow up to 2010’s Remnin Park, forthcoming Cowboy Junkies album Demons will be released on February 12 via Proper Records. The record is a tribute to the band’s long time friend Vic Chesnutt, and is the second release of the band’s four part ‘Nomad’ Series, recorded to mark the band’s 25th Anniversary, and released over a period of 18 months.
Here’s what the band themselves had to say about the recording:
“We had been discussing with Vic, off and on for the past couple of years, about doing a Chesnutt/Junkies album. During one of the last conversation that I had with Vic, he mentioned that he was working on a series of songs about his childhood that he wanted to bring to the collaboration. So, it only seems fitting that we record an album of Vic’s songs. His catalogue is so deep and for the most part, so overlooked. It will be a labour of love.”
Approaching Chesnutt’s music with their own Northern spin, Cowboy Junkies’ offerings, like the below ‘Wrong Piano’, are compelling, inventive and steeped in an emotionally charged tradition.