My Morning Jacket shares ‘Love Love Love’

Track is first single from forthcoming album

My Morning Jacket has shared the first single from its self-titled ninth studio album. “Love Love Love” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services with an official music video directed by George Mays with animation by Mero premiering on YouTube. My Morning Jacket, its first new album in six years, arrives via ATO Records at all DSPs and in various physical formats on Friday, October 22nd.

“‘Love Love Love’ is trying to steer the ship away from everything I’m talking about in ‘Regularly Scheduled Programming,’ and speak toward positivity and pure love, finding truth within yourself and in the world around you,” says My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James.

The band’s first new music since 2015’s GRAMMY Award-nominated The Waterfall, the self-titled project reaffirms the rarefied magic that’s made My Morning Jacket so beloved, embedding every groove with moments of discovery, revelation, and ecstatic catharsis. Produced and engineered by James over two multi-week sessions at Los Angeles, CA’s 64 Sound, the album came to life after what looked like a permanent hiatus for the band. But after performing four shows in summer 2019 – beginning with two mind-blowing nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre – My Morning Jacket was overcome with the urge to carry on. That sense of purpose can be heard throughout the thrillingly expansive My Morning Jacket. For all its unbridled joy, songs like “Regularly Scheduled Programming” and the otherworldly, album-closing “I Never Could Get Enough” once again reveal My Morning Jacket’s hunger for exploring the most nuanced and layered existential questions in song form while simultaneously harnessing the hypnotic intensity of their legendary live show more fully than ever before.

My Morning Jacket will be available on CD as well as two vinyl configurations: 2 LP clear vinyl featuring a gatefold jacket with artwork by Robert Beatty, custom inner-sleeves with lyrics, and digital download; and 2 LP 180-gram deluxe colored vinyl featuring cloudy blue and cloudy orange colored vinyl, deluxe foil gatefold jacket with artwork by Robert Beatty, 24” x 24” circular fold-out poster, custom inner-sleeves with lyrics, and digital download.

Widely ranked among the greatest live bands of their generation, My Morning Jacket is currently celebrating the prjoect on their first US headline tour in six years. Highlights include top-billed festival appearances and multi-night-stands at Seattle, WA’s Paramount Theater (October 1-2), Chicago, IL’s Auditorium Theatre (November 4-6), and a strong closeout to 2022 for a New Year’s run at Denver, CO’s Mission Ballroom (December 29-31). Special guests throughout the tour include Durand Jones & The Indications (September 23-October 3), and Bedouine (October 29-November 6).

The band invited fans everywhere to join them this past weekend at the iconic Forest Hills Stadium, for a livestream exclusively via nugs.net. Fans can experience this show until 11:59 pm on September 18th.

My Morning Jacket has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from each ticket will go to supporting the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s work building capacity for mental health and substance use treatment organizations; The Greenlining Institute’s work towards a just economy where race is never a barrier to opportunity; and Reverb’s tour greening efforts including their Music Climate Revolution campaign, uniting the music community in the fight against the climate crisis. Headcount will also have a presence on tour.

My Morning Jacket has also announced the eagerly anticipated return of One Big Holiday, an all-inclusive concert vacation set for March 2-5, 2022 at The Moon Palace Cancún resort in Riviera Cancún, Mexico. Presented in partnership with CID Presents, The fourth iteration of One Big Holiday will see My Morning Jacket performing three nights at a one-of-a-kind beachfront concert venue specially reimagined for the event. One Big Holiday will also include performances by some of the band’s favorite artists and pals, including Lord Huron, Brittany Howard, Black Pumas, Sharon Van Etten, Trampled By Turtles, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Steel Pulse, and many more. A limited range of all-inclusive One Big Holiday packages remain available.

In partnership with REVERB and Fandiem in efforts to create a climate positive tour, My Morning Jacket is offering a chance to win a trip to One Big Holiday. Fans who donate to REVERB will be automatically entered for a chance to win and join the band in Riviera Cancun, Mexico for One Big Holiday. Winner will receive two tickets for an all-inclusive five-night deluxe room hotel stay, roundtrip air travel & ground transportation, Jim James’ new signature Gibson guitar, and more.

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