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“F*ck you. I’m America’s son / This is where I come from.”
Gary Clark Jr. just released his third 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 explores race relations in America, displacement, and ownership.
“F*uck you. I’m America’s son / This is where I come from… this land is mine” are standout lyrics from the song.
Produced by Clark himself, the project allows for his full range of artistry to be displayed, incorporating all of the genres that have inspired his creation and sound— from funk, to punk, to soul, to classic rock.
“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.
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