Rival Sons launch gritty new single Do Your Worst

Rival Sons

Rival Sons have launched a video for Do Your Worst, the first track to be released from their forthcoming album. The as-yet-untitled collection is due early next year, and will be released on the Atlantic Records imprint Low Country Sound, a label launched by longtime Rival Sons producer Dave Cobb. 

The album was recorded with Cobb at the historic RCA Studio A in Nashville, and at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama. 

“Sometimes environment really shapes a song," says singer Jay Buchanan. "Hunkered down in a threadbare shack deep in the south Tennessee woods we (Scott [guitarist Scott Holiday] and I) sweated it out and just wrote for a week straight. 

"We were set out on an old causeway surrounded by neglected reservoirs and overgrown with shit you don’t want to see and yes; infested with all manner snakes. The song is a whiskey nightmare crawling with copperheads to me.”   

More details on the album, the band's sixth, will be announced over the coming weeks.

Fraser Lewry

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