Photo by Chad Cochran
It's been almost four years since Sarah Shook & the Disarmers released their last album Years. The band recorded the follow up in early 2020, but... we all know what happened there. In that time, the band has moved to a new label, and Shook has come out as nonbinary. The first single off the upcoming album also shows off a new sound for the band. While Sidelong and Years were quintessential country punk and alt-country, "Talkin' To Myself" is much more straight up rock. Sure, there's a little twang to the song, but there's a lot more jangle to the guitars and maybe even a little New Wave thrown in there. It reminds me of early Tom Petty, which makes sense since it's combining straightforward rock with country and New Wave. It's the kind of tweaked sound that helps keep us excited to hear more from a favorite artist.
You can watch the video for "Talkin' To Myself" below. Nightroamer is due out February 18 on Thirty Tigers. You can pre-order/pre-save a copy here. For more on Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, check out the band's website.