Simpson goes anime
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
– Sturgill Simpson is set to release a new disc this fall in conjunction with a Japanese anime film.
Last month, Sturgill Simpson released "The Dead Don't Die," the original theme song for Jim Jarmusch's zombie movie of the same name.
Simpson announced "Sound & Fury" at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend during a panel featuring two of the filmmakers, writer/director Jumpei Mizusaki, and character designer Takashi Okazaki.
"We went in without any preconceived notions and came out with a really sleazy, steamy rock n roll record. It's definitely my most psychedelic," he said. "And also my heaviest. I had this idea that it'd be really cool to animate some of these songs, and we ended up with a futuristic, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, samurai film."
The self-produced release is Simpson's first since "A Sailor's Guide to Earth." Simpson has gone further away from his hard core country roots.
Each song from the new album will accompany a different anime segment in the movie.
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