Today, the My Morning Jacket frontman shared details of his forthcoming solo debut album, Regions of Light and Sound of God, along with a brand new track called “Know Til Now”. Not quite like his band’s signature trippy, soaring psych-rock sound, Jim James‘ new material is toned down and mellow, and seems to channel more electronics. His vocals, however, are still just as compelling. According to a press release, the album — which comes out February 5th, 2013 via ATO — is based on the 1929 graphic novel God’s Man by Lynd Ward, which “chronicles an artist’s struggles with temptation and corruption, along with finding true love”. Below, James comments on it:

“I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time. Perhaps sounding as if it were the past of the future, if that makes any sense—like a hazy dream that a fully-realized android or humanoid capable of thought might have when it reminisces about the good old days of just being a simple robot.”

Jim James
Know Til Now
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