Gary Clark Jr. Shows His Rage and Range on New Album "This Land"
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“F*ck you. I’m America’s son / This is where I come from.”
Gary Clark Jr. just released his fifth studio album This Land.
The Austin artist showed his rage and range on the expansive range on the 17-track project, accompanied by impressive instrumentation and pointed commentary.
The title track features fiery declaration and storied lines about race, displacement, and ownership.
“F*uck you. I’m America’s son / This is where I come from,” he snarls, adding ” this land is mine.
Produced by Clark himself, the rest of the album is as sonically diverse as it is direct— from the punk undertones of “Gotta Get Into Something” to the classic rock of “Low Down Rolling Stone” to the funk-filled “Pearl Cadillac” — marked by soul, angst, honesty, and conviction.
“This album was meant to sound like D’Angelo, Parliament Funkadelic and Cream,” Clark Jr. said in a statement. “Someone asked me why I made such an expansive album. I said, if I didn’t get it out of me, I was going to explode. It’s all just soul music.”
Gary Clark Jr. kicks off the album’s accompanying international tour on March 9th in Miami at the Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater.
Stream This Land below.