Sage Francis’ new album, Copper Gone is set for release on June 3, 2014. With this album and a tour in the works, this bring great news to many fans.
The project’s overall mission statement: “When it seems like you’re going through hell…keep going” can be seen as a template for Sage Francis’ life since his apparent sudden retirement in 2010 after the “Life on the Road” world excursion.
This move caused lots of confusion for fans who thought Francis was giving up music for good. However, it was later discovered that Francis needed a break from the hectic routine of touring to handle some personal matters. Francis commented on fans concerns saying, “It sort of offends my sensibilities to hear that some people thought I gave up music. I’ve been writing songs since I was 8 years old. Performing on stage since 12. Winning over crowds and losing partners in the process. As far as creative energy goes, my entire adult life and the bulk of my childhood has been dedicated to this craft. I don’t even think I could stop that train if I wanted to.” During the break from touring, Francis still managed Strange Famous Records and continued to write music.
A soundcloud of the song “Vonnegut Busy” can be found below. More information about the album release and tour dates can be found at Strange Famous Records.
01 PRESSURE COOKER (music by Cecil Otter)
02 GRACE (music by ALXNDRBRWN)
03 ID THIEVES (music by James Hancock & Cool Poindexter)
04 CHEAT CODE (music by Reanimator)
05 DEAD MAN’S FLOAT (music by Cecil Otter)
06 OVER UNDER (music by Le Parasite)
07 MAKE EM PURR (music by Buck 65)
08 VONNEGUT BUSY (music by Prolyphic)
09 THANK YOU (music by Anders Parker)
10 THE SET UP (music by Alias)
11 THE PLACE SHE FEARED MOST (music by Reanimator)
12 ONCE UPON A BLOOD MOON (music by Dub Sonata)
13 SAY UNCLE (music by John Ash)
14 MAINT REQD (music by Kurtis SP)