Together with our friends at Dualtone, IndoChine, and Team Love Records we are thrilled to announce that Simone's new full-length album, Strangers, will be released March 24th (UK) / 25th (US) 2014.
Strangers was recorded in the Catskills with co-producer/friend David Baron, along with guest artists The Felice Brothers, Leah Siegel, and Wesley Schultz & Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers. It is a body of work that truly captures Simone's rare gift as a poet, song-crafter and unique visionary.
Stream the first single, "Molly-O!", now:
Of the Album and Single Simone says:
"Isn't it wild how, when it comes to matters of the heart, we can start out so fanatical, so certain, only to end up as strangers in the end? Remote even to ourselves over time, strangers in the mirror...
Molly-O! is a bit of a tongue-in-cheek salute/requiem to the itinerant panhandler I was as a kid, an exercise in not taking one's early sins or one's current self too seriously.
In the studio we had the core band as well as my brother James on accordion and harmonies, and were lucky to have a friend Zach Alford (Bowie, Springsteen) on the kit (I play drums on most of the album but sometimes you just have to give up the seat), as well as a drunken horn section. I want it to be a song where we get to go off the rails a bit, as we all seem to posses the need to lose ourselves from time to time by whichever vehicle: Love, pills, technology, booze, lust, music... pick your poison.”