Today, The Marcus King Band has released their brand-new album, Carolina Confessions. Produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson), the new album from The Marcus King Band showcases the 22-year-old frontman’s maturation as a songwriter, as King takes writing credit on all ten tracks, in addition to on one co-written with The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach. As King previously explained to Billboard:
I wanted this record to focus a little bit more on songwriting and the structure of the tune itself.” King describes the ten-song catalog as “the confessional side of things. Music, for me, is a way to say what’s on my mind and kind of a way to explain that — just like true confession, if you feel guilty and want to get some things off your chest. That’s how writing is and making music is for me.
After sharing a pre-release stream of the album earlier this week via Noisey, Marcus King and company have officially released Carolina Confessions on all major streaming platforms. The album is also available on limited-edition vinyl along with various different merchandise bundles via the Marcus King Band’s website. You can listen to The Marcus King Band’s new album in full below:
The Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions – Full Album
The Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions – Tracklisting
1. Where I’m Headed
2. Goodbye Carolina
4. 8 a.m.
5. How Long
6. Autumn Rains
8. Side Door
10. Welcome ‘Round Here
The release of the new album on Friday will coincide with the band’s second-annual The Marcus King Band Family Reunion festival, set to take place on Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC and feature performances by The Revivalists, Chuck Leavell & Friends, Billy Strings, Dumpstaphhunk, Devon Allman Project ft. Duane Betts, and more. For a full list of The Marcus King Band’s upcoming tour dates, head here.