Today we’re pleased to bring you the first listen of the latest track from Missouri base folk duo, My Politic. “Cursing at the Night and the Morning” will officially be released tomorrow, and is from the band’s forthcoming 10th studio album, Missouri Folklore: Songs & Stories From Home. The new album is set to be released on December 9th.
Kaston Guffey talks about the meaning behind the track by saying:
This is the newest song that made it on the record. It’s something I’ve probably been trying to write since I started writing. Growing up, I didn’t know my biological father. A few memories, some stories from my family & his not-so-good reputation kind of informed me of who he was/is.
This song is an attempt to reckon with some of this stuff as an adult. It’s a very meaningful song and it’s one of our very favorites, both lyrically & musically. Nick’s harmony is really special.
It seems to be a cliche to say never forget who you are or where you came from, but there is something truly unique about living in a drive through town in a flyover state. “Cursing at the Night and the Morning,” is a track many can relate to, but those that don’t have those experiences we’ll certainly be connected to them through the remarkable songwriting and storytelling. Which Missouri Folklore: Songs & Stories From Home, can bring you right to small town America.
The group says they will bring some of those personal experiences about “judgment, existentialism, forgiveness, love, death, growing, and healing” from the Ozark Mountains in this album.
The two went to their friend Josh Washam’s home studio located right outside of Nashville, where they previously recorded their 2015 LP, to help bring the record to life. There, they expanded on the raw, stripped-down sound of their last release with the addition of John Mailander on fiddle and mandolin, Steve Peavey on pedal steel and dobro, and Washam on bass to build out a rich, intricately layered soundscape.
You can pre-order the digital version now at the following link.