LaFarge delays album one month, cites manufacturing issues
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LaFarge delays album one month, cites manufacturing issues

Thursday, September 9, 2021 – Pokey LaFarge delayed the release of "In The Blossom of Their Shade" to Oct. 15 due to manufacturing delays.

The release was originally slated for release tomorrow.

The 10-song set was produced and arranged by LaFarge and Chris Seefried and recorded in Chicago and Los Angeles. The collection is the follow up to LaFarge's 2020 studio LP "Rock Bottom Rhapsody."

The song "Drink of You" premiered today. "Still in the sway of my 'Rock Bottom Rhapsody' I suppose, in both mind and spirit, having just recorded the album back in early 2019, here's another self-indulgent heartbreak song," Lafarge said. "Deep in the bottle and the only way I wanted to get out was by drinking my way out and singing about it. I don't drink anymore, but it's still an enjoyable song to sing because of the time.

LarFarge told NPR Music, "This album is a result of my 2020 experience. Before the pandemic, I was in a dark place but the pandemic actually created the much needed space for me to reflect. Turns out that being completely sedentary for once was a good thing. I found peace in the stillness. I was able to recalibrate what it is I do and why I'm doing it. Who I'm to do it with and most importantly, who I'm doing it for."

LaFarge has your dates starting Oct. 2 in Paducah, Ky., winding up with two nights in Toronto Nov. 19-20.

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