Reckless Kelly will release its new album this year.
The band made the announcement Thursday. The band will release the double album — American Girls / American Jackpot — May 22 through Thirty Tigers.
The band debuted the lead single from American Girls, ‘I Only See You With My Eyes Closed‘ Thursday. The four-minute opus is everything that audiences have come to expect from Reckless Kelly over the years, in terms of its musical and lyrical content.
The band members discussed the song’s creation in a recent interview.
“I wrote the beginnings of a second verse on a long van ride after being woken up by the church bells next door in Nuremberg, Germany, and out of one of those lucid dreams where you don’t really know whether you’re awake or not,” said band founder and front man Willy Braun.”
Braun continued, “I wanted the song to have the same feel as those dreams when you drift from one thing to another, so Cody [Braun, Willy’s brother and Reckless Kelly co-founder] and Charlie Sexton played some spooky ambient stuff on top of Jeff Crosby’s main guitar track and we faded them all in and out to try to get that lucid half-dreaming half-awake effect. There’s a lot going on, but Jim Scott did an excellent job mixing the track to capture that dreamlike vibe.”
The track listing for American Girls / American Jackpot is noted below.
The band launched a tour in support of its forthcoming album Thursday at the Mile 0 Fest in Key West, FL. The band’s current tour is scheduled to run through March 14 in Lubbock, TX. It features performances in cities, such as Jackson, MS; Fort Smith AR and Oklahoma City, OK.
After its initial run, the band will take some time to rest and recharge before performing live June 6 in Cambridge, ID. The band’s current live schedule is noted below.
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