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Caleb Landry Jones Shares New Single “Hey Dawn” – New Album “Hey Gary, Hey Dawn” out April 5th on Sacred Bones

March 19, 2024
Photo credit: Sean Mathis


Shares new single “Hey Dawn”

New album ‘Hey Gary, Hey Dawn’ out April 5th on Sacred Bones

Caleb Landry Jones, the enigmatic and multi-talented artist, has announced shared a second single from his fourth album, Hey Gary, Hey Dawn’ on April 5th via Sacred Bones.
Renowned as a multi-instrumentalist, crafting intricate cinematic works that hover on the fringes of prog, Jones breaks new ground with a deliberate focus on live performance for his latest record. Jones has intentionally designed Hey Gary, Hey Dawn’ with the live stage in mind, a previously missing element in his musical career.

The music is Jones’s heaviest to date, and though often reticent about direct influences and resistant to categorisations, he weaves a sonic tapestry that hints at punk and grunge elements within his signature kaleidoscopic symphonies – exemplified on today’s new single.

Destined to be a live favourite, album opener “Hey Dawn” is an enthralling romp of tumbling riffs and explosive energy, taking the classic loud-quiet-loud structure and giving it a signature Caleb Landry Jones surrealist twist. He comments: “Naked, thick and hungry volatile feral whining. I picked it back up in Australia.”

Caleb hypnotizes the audience into this false sense of security, as they follow the softer harmonies and gentle movement Caleb casts this spell and produces the first few bars with this lullaby-esque style. Then in a sharp turn, the intensity explodes into the ensemble, the track moves to allow this burst of gritty attributes, fierce textures and this immense tone to soar. A track that shifts through these colossal crescendos and then drops right back into that softer appeal. Prepare to be dazzled, Caleb has created this raw and immersive exploration that you simply must experience.

“Hey Dawn” follows previous single “Corn Mine”, a dreamy, meandering track, which came accompanied with a remarkable video, conjuring a suitably weird and wonderful alternate universe, this time featuring Caleb quite literally down a hand-crafted mine shaft filled with corn.

Even though the songs on ‘Hey Gary, Hey Dawn’ are Jones’ most succinct to date, they are anything but simple. Over 20 talented musicians, including a quartet, contributed to the album, adding layers of depth and complexity to this dynamic collection of songs that seamlessly traverse a multitude of genres.

‘Hey Gary, Hey Dawn’ is a testament to Caleb Landry Jones’s artistic evolution, demonstrating his ability to push boundaries while maintaining a distinct and indescribable quality. With a blend of intensity, vulnerability, and musical virtuosity, Jones invites listeners to embark on a journey that transcends traditional genres, promising an immersive experience that resonates long after the final note.

Since his last album ‘Gadzooks Vol. 2’ Caleb Landry Jones has been steadfast in making visual art, some of which graces the album art for Hey Gary, Hey Dawn’. Simultaneously, he has continued to captivate audiences on the big screen, starring in Luc Besson’s acclaimed film DogMan and preparing for his next role in Two Wolves.

‘Hey Gary, Hey Dawn’ track list:
1. Hey Dawn
2. Too Sharp To Be My Carrot
3. The Moonkey Light
4. Spot A Fly
5. Corn Mine
6. Your Favorite Song
7. Hey Gary
8. The Bonzo Bargain
9. Spiders In The Trees
10. Masandoia
11. He Sued His Wife
12. Useless
13. The Pageant Thieves

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