Bruce Hornsby embraces evolution of his musical style
Award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter returns with 'Flicted
"The late-career renaissance of a great American troubadour continues..." — Pitchfork
‘Flicted, the new studio album from award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter Bruce Hornsby, is set for release on May 27, 2022 via his own Zappo Productions/Thirty Tigers. Recorded last summer, the new record is the follow up to Hornsby's acclaimed albums, Absolute Zero and Non-Secure Connection.
‘Flicted completes a trilogy of song collections (Absolute Zero and Non-Secure Connection) based on film "cues" Hornsby composed for writer and director Spike Lee. This unique approach enables him to build upon and explore new stylistic techniques while collaborating with a wide variety of talented artists. On ‘Flicted, Hornsby's goal was to make a more upbeat record overall, speaking on COVID-19 using the world of science as a recurring influence.
Co-produced by Hornsby and Tony Berg, the 12-track album features additional production work from Rechtshaid and Wayne Pooley. ‘Flicted also features a duet with Danielle Haim on the pandemic shut-down era piece "Days Ahead" as well as further contributions from Rob Moose who provided several arrangements and performances individually and as a member of yMusic. The record also includes a re-imagining of Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business," marking the first cover song to ever appear on Hornsby's studio releases.
"This record being the third in a trilogy of song collections mostly based on film music I wrote for Spike Lee over the past few years, I wanted to move to some new stylistic places and maybe make a more upbeat record overall. We don't get a ballad until No. 7, the pandemic shut-down era piece 'Days Ahead' ( a duet with Danielle Haim). Lyrically the record is dotted with three Covid-related songs; the aforementioned, 'Tag' and the album opener 'Sidelines' (a duet with Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend), and otherwise ranges far afield with the world of science again a recurring influence ('Lidar' and 'Point Omega').
"The record also includes the first cover song I've ever put on a studio release, a total re-imagining of Chuck Berry's 'Too Much Monkey Business.' The album title ‘Flicted relates to this strange time in which we live, when the world is basically, well, ‘flicted!" — Bruce Hornsby
|3. The Hound|
|4. Too Much Monkey Business|
|5. Maybe Now|
|6. Bucket List|
|7. Days Ahead|
|9. Is This It|
|10. Had Enough|
|11. Simple Prayer II|
|12. Point Omega|