Margo Price has announced her third studio album, That’s How Rumors Get Started, due out 8 May on Loma Vista Recordings.
The 10-track album, which marks the country singer-songwriter’s debut with the indie imprint, was co-produced by acclaimed country artist Sturgill Simpson. Along with her announcement this morning, Price dropped a fiery new single, ‘Twinkle Twinkle’.
In her new blues-rock-forward single – which follows the release of ‘Stone Me’ in January – Price chronicles her turbulent, early days of touring, singing, “I was havin’ a ball till I threw it too far/Playin’ dives tryin’ to stay alive”, adding, “If it don’t break you, it might just make you rich/ You might not get there, and on the way it’s a b__h”. The song, according to this morning’s announcement, was, “inspired by a candid, backstage conversation with Marty Stuart about the tough truths of touring”.
Despite its dark themes, ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ is deliciously catchy – full of distortion-heavy guitar licks and a stomping beat. The video, meanwhile, is a non-stop hit of colourful, vintage visual stimulation, offering a collage-style mash-up of news headlines, photos, psychedelic animation and, of course, a singing Price. Matthew Siskin, the founder and creative director of designedmemory – whose inventive designs can be seen on digital projects for Beyoncé, Alice + Olivia and The Row – directed the video.
That’s How Rumors Get Started, which follows Price’s chart-topping 2017 album All American Made, features an all-star line-up of talent, assembled by Simpson, including guitarist Matt Sweeney (Adele, Iggy Pop), bassist Pino Palladino (D’Angelo, The Who), drummer James Gadson (Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye) and keyboardist Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers). Simpson, as well as the Nashville Friends Gospel Choir, also contribute their vocals to a handful of songs.
Fans can also catch Price’s new material this summer, as she heads out on the road in support of That’s How Rumors Get Started.
That’s How Rumors Get Started is set for release 8 May and can be pre-ordered here.
That’s How Rumors Get Started tracklist:
1. That’s How Rumors Get Started
2. Letting Me Down
3. Twinkle Twinkle
4. Stone Me
5. Hey Child
6. Heartless Mind
7. What Happened To Our Love?
8. Gone To Stay
9. Prisoner Of The Highway
10. I’d Die For You
Margo Price plays the following tour dates:
March 16 – Dripping Springs, TX – Campfire Gathering
March 19 – Willie Nelson’s Luck, TX – Luck Reunion (Margo Price & Friends)
May 17 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre
May 18 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater
May 20 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
May 21 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater
May 23 – Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
May 24 – Shelburne, VT – Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on The Green at Shelburne Museum
May 26 – Portland, ME – Thompson’s Point
May 27 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark MainStage Theatre
May 28 – Vienna, VA – Filene Center at Wolf Trap
May 30 – Bethel, NY – Mountain Jam
May 31 – Lafayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards
June 2 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
June 7 – Pryor, OK – Born & Raised Music Festival
June 11 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Arena
June 12 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
June 13 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 16 – Bend, OR – Oregon Spirit Distillers
June 18 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
June 19 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
June 20 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheater
July 24 – July 26 – Vineyard Haven, MA – Beach Road Weekend
Nov. 16 – Nov. 20 – Punta Caña, DR – All The Best Fest