The record will follow 2013 offering Regions Of Light And Sound Of God. Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Jenny Lewis) produces the new LP, which has an overtly political bent.
“The timing of its release, smack in the middle of election season, is no accident,” reads a press release.
James has shared a statement to accompany the album news:
"I wanted to make an album that hopefully speaks to the issues of the day, many of which, sadly, are issues we have been dealing with since the beginning of time. Most of what I think about right now is how so many things in the world are SO fucked up our political system is broken and corrupt… our earth is being destroyed by climate change… people are not treating each other with equality and respect… and I think are we going to make it? Are we going to figure it out and fix it before it’s too late? Can we ever truly open our hearts and embrace love in all its beautiful forms? I think it’s still possible. I still have hope in humanity. I’m just trying to be a part of the discussion and encourage people to speak out for equality, to not be afraid to speak out for peace and love. All of us feel afraid at times in these absolutely insane times, but it’s important we speak our minds, cast our votes, and do not give in to fear and hatred."
Eternally Even is released 4 November - a few days before the US Presidential Election on 8 November.
Jim James (@jimjames) September 19, 2016