Gary Clark Jr. returns to us
In fact, he’s coming back with the most serene fury ever. His latest single, which he releases today, is to feature on the soundtrack of the new Lionsgate Summit Entertainment motion picture Deepwater Horizon with reputable actors Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Kurt Russell, Dylan O’Brien, and Kate Hudson, and director Peter Berg. This globally acclaimed indie-folk artist titled gives us a fresh and smooth new rock folk track titled “Take Me Down” off of the project!
This song that is the call to the end of summer is both riveting and mysterious. It is not what we usually expect from the more R&B folk Clark we hear on a usual basis. Instead, we receive a grungier, more natural sound from him; one that epitomizes and defines the difficulty and hardships of life just in his sound. “Take Me Down” embraces you with the warmth of its guitars and the sound of Clark’s vocals as together they spiral into this slow, indie-folk rock composition. His voice, as always is strong yet calming, his music is confident in its sound and uplifting and melancholy with its tuneful guitars. The rock folk sound resonates with you as its tonality is both raw and true. You can stream the song HERE!
The entirety of the soundtrack’s music is composed by Steve Jablonsky (known for his compositions in The Transformers franchise, Lone Survivor), so as the sole single that is featured on the soundtrack, it is impressive that Clark’s got chosen overall. It demonstrates the caliber of expertise of this artist’s work. Along with director Berg, Jablonsky has also worked on notable films such as Pain & Gain, The Island, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last Witch Hunter, Ender’s Game, Gangster Squad, and Keanu and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The soundtrack for Deepwater Horizon is to be released digitally on September 23rd.
Via Warner Bros. Records, the soundtrack will be released including the singer-songwriter’s track and soon after the highly anticipated film Deepwater Horizon will hit theatres on September 30th. The movie is plot that reveals the story of one of the world’s greatest manmade disasters to occur in history. Taking place back on April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico would endure the worst oil spills ever to happen. This heartfelt film intends to commemorate those who had been courageous enough to save those hurt by the destruction in hopes of encouraging the change the world needs.
Back to Clark now, mark your calendars because this folk god will be performing live on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on October 6th at 11:35 EST.
The guitarist/vocalist/songwriter gets down to his roots and takes on a departure of his own fabrications with this track. You can picture yourself wandering endlessly through paths of barren woods as the harmonica guides you along the unknown path of sensual vibrations. The rustic, course vocals of this individual is inspiring and charismatic. The layering of other vocals over his brings a kind of soul/gospel vibe to the song. Clark makes his lyrics just as infectious as the percussion that play along and he shows us that there is a lot of art that needs to go into an echoic track such as this.
Clark is currently touring and you can check out the tour dates below to find out if he’s performing at place near you!:
AUG 28 – LOCKN’ FESTIVAL – OAK RIDGE FARM – ARRINGTON, VA
AUG 30 – STAGE AE – INDOOR – PITTSBURGH, PA
AUG 31 – BLUE HILLS BANK PAVILION – BOSTON, MA
SEP 02 – BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA – MUSIC BOX – ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
SEP 03 – SURF LODGE – MONTAUK, NY
SEP 04 – MADE IN AMERICA – PHILADELPHIA, PA
SEP 06 – CAPITOL THEATRE – PORT CHESTER, NY
SEP 07 – OAKDALE THEATRE – WALLINGFORD, CT
SEP 09 – HOPSCOTCH MUSIC FESTIVAL – RALEIGH, NC
SEP 10 – ONE MUSICFEST FESTIVAL – ATLANTA, GA
SEP 12 – CIVIC THEATRE – NEW ORLEANS, LA
SEP 14 – CROSSROADSKC – KANSAS CITY, MO
SEP 15 – THE COTILLION BALLROOM – WICHITA, KS
SEP 17 – TOWN PARK – TELLURIDE, CO
SEP 29 – THE MASONIC – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SEP 30 – SANTA BARBARA BOWL – SANTA BARBARA, CAVIP
OCT 01 – THE GREEK THEATRE – LOS ANGELES, CA
OCT 07 – WINSTAR WORLD CASINO – THACKERVILLE, OK
You can listen to the single above now and don’t forget to let us know what you think of it and to keep an eye out for his album which releases very soon!
And of course, don’t forget to check out Gary Clark Jr. via his socials: