Jay Reatard has spoken for the first time about his new album; it is titled “Watch Me Fall”. The self-produced album will be released on August 18. Here’s what Jay Reatard had to say about the albm to labelmate Andrew Earles:
This new album has been challenging. It’s the first time I’ve written and recorded an album specifically because a label wants to release it. I’ve never made a record for a record label. I’ve always finished my recordings and then a label is decided on. When I made ’Blood Visions’ I had no idea that it was going to see the light of day. And I’ve never made a record in which the label heard the songs, or anyone heard the songs, before the album was finished, so that’s kind of intense. That’s what singles are for; I always considered my singles as a glimpse between the albums. Labels always had the previous single as an example of where I was going at the time, or of what the next album might sound like. In this situation, people at the label are hearing the songs before the album has been finished, but I try not to let it distract me, I’m trying to go about this process in a way that’s the closest to how I would have done an album in the past. A lot of bands these days, they approach the making of an album like it’s collecting songs, they don’t think about how all of the songs are going to work together. They sequence their albums on iTunes, wondering what songs sound best next to each other rather than putting them together as they were written. That’s not an album.
He is also giving away a track from the album called ‘It Ain’t Gonna Save Me’. It is a typical track by Jay Reatard; brief and with screaming vocals. You can download the track below as a preview for the new album. Jay Reatard recently announced a North American tour.