Follow-Up to 2016's Grammy-Winning A Sailor's Guide to Earth Accompanies New Anime Film of the Same Name Based on a Story by Sturgill Simpson and Made with Writer/Director Jumpei Mizusaki and Character Designer Takashi Okazaki
Country singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson follows-up his Grammy award-winning 2016 album, A Sailor's Guide to Earth and 2019 theme song for Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy,The Dead Don't Die with Sound & Fury which accompanies the new anime film of the same name based on a story by Simpson himself and made with writer/director Jumpei Mizusaki and character designer Takashi Okazaki. The 10-track effort was produced by Simpson alongside John Hill and bandmates Bobby Emmett, Chuck Bartels and Miles Miller. "We went in without any preconceived notions and came out with a really sleazy, steamy rock n roll record," Simpson says. "It's definitely my most psychedelic. 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 first taste of Sound & Fury comes in the form of the distorted and driving lead single "Sing Along." As for his inspirations for the album Simpson told Zane Lowe he "....was listening to a lot of hip-hop, and Black Sabbath, and the Cars, and old funk records and things."