RIYL: Orville Peck, Cass McCombs, Gram Parsons
Label: ATO Records // Vinyl Me, Please
Out of some great unknown emerged William Fussell, an Atlanta native now hanging his hat somewhere in London. While Sturgill, Margo, Whitey and their friends rode in on a modern outlaw country road, Fussell experimented with synth pop (Mood Rings) and moody nu-soul (Promise Keeper), emerging most recently in late 2017 as Honey Harper, a cosmic country pop sound both classic and refreshingly unusual. Starmaker marks his full-length debut and he’s making damn sure he leaves an imprint.
Fussell employs a buttery croon, reaching the high and low registers with a Dwight Yoakam ease. Strawberry Lite perfumes the tracklist with the sweetness of early-70s Laurel Canyon while Tomorrow Never Comes glides effortlessly along a 3-part harmony good enough for any Gram Parsons-Emmylou Harris collab, possibly one of the prettiest damn alt country tunes I’ve heard in years. This one’s gonna be a list topper for next year, so keep your eyes peeled and check out the available songs below!
ATO Records has a clear vinyl variant you can grab HERE, but no quantity has been given. However, the good folks over at Vinyl Me, Please have graced us with an exclusive white vinyl variant limited to just 300 copies. Those are available to everyone, not just subscribers. Grab one after the ‘buy’ link.
Color: White (VMP Exclusive)
Foil-Stamped & Numbered
Also available on clear vinyl from ATO Records.
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