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Calvin Johnson Announces Patrick Carney-Produced LP 'A Wonderful Beast' Featuring Michelle Branch

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Sarah Cass

Calvin Johnson has announced details of a new LP that was co-written and produced by the Black Keys' Patrick Carney.

'A Wonderful Beast' is due on October 12 through K Records and also sees pop-rock musician Michelle Branch, Carney's partner, provide backing vocals on three tracks, including the record's first single, Kiss Me Sweetly. The song has a distinct psych feel, with soupy keys and an occasionally meandering focus, which is only accentuated by Johnson's baritone vocals. Check it out below.

Johnson and Carney working together has been on the cards for a while. The pair originally met in 2005 in the US while Johnson was touring in support of his second solo album, 'Before the Dream Faded… .' They kept in contact over the years, but it was Carney who suggested their most recent collaboration. They recorded the album at Audio Eagle Studio in Nashville with chief engineer Marc Whitmore.

'A Wonderful Beast' tracklist:

1. Kiss Me Sweetly  
2. A Wonderful Beast 
3. Like You Do  
4. Wherefore Art Thou  
5. Are We Ready
6. Bubbles, Clouds and Rainbows 
7. Blues Come Runnin'
8. Why You Crying 
9. Another Teardrop Falls 
10. When the Weekend Comes Around 
11. (I've Still Got) Sand in My Shoes



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