Song Premiere: Årabrot – “Sinnerman”

We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Årabrot‘s brilliant new single, “Sinnerman”, a track taken from the band’s upcoming new album, available soon via Pelagic Records. As a tastemaker for this long-anticipated successor to 2016’s critically acclaimed The Gospel album, the band is unleashing this new track of the upcoming album up front, as an exclusive RECORD STORE DAY release, which coincidentally falls on the same date as their performance at ROADBURN FESTIVAL on April 21st.

Listen to “Sinnerman” below.

Band leader Kjetil Nernes comments about “Sinnerman”: “‘Old blues, the minstrels in dirty suits, the chaingang choirs, the gospels, the deep roots of folk and country music channeled through generations of blood and sweat, the love and hate of biblical proportions. This is all such a pivotal part of the greatest art. That being literature, music or even film. I watched the Nina Simone documentary one night and was deeply moved by her version of Sinnerman. A few days later I tried a different take of the song in our studio and it had a nerve I quite enjoyed. We tried it again some time later and that particular vibe was still there. I had no plan for the song at all, no idea if it actually was good or not. I wasn’t even sure it would be included on the album. Boy was I wrong.’

Photo credit: Thomas Knight
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