Nick Lowe has unveiled the brand new authentic “Don’t Be Good To Me,” the most recent single from Lay It On Me, his third EP with Los Straitjackets, out June 5 on Yep Roc Data. The track, a basic unhappy sack story of a “large galoot” who’s too proud to beg (“sure I want a experience to the station / however I’d reasonably stroll within the rain”), finds the Straitjackets in a mellow tone as Lowe strolls Lonely Avenue.
“Don’t Be Good To Me” and the previously-released “Lay It On Me Child” are the 2 new Lowe compositions on this upcoming limited-edition EP, which additionally options road-tested fan-favorites just like the Dorsey Burnette-penned Brenda Lee hit “Right here Comes That Feeling” and Los Straitjackets’ fiery instrumental tackle Surprising Blue’s “Venus.” The latter marks Lowe’s first manufacturing credit score for an additional artist in 25 years, bringing his ongoing partnership with the Straitjackets to new heights on their third EP collectively in two years.
All of the songs on Lay It On Me have been recorded at Sawhorse Studios in St. Louis, MO, on the conclusion of Lowe’s most up-to-date US tour with Los Straitjackets in Autumn 2019.
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Lowe’s “gracefully raucous” (The Ringer) earlier two EPs with the Straitjackets – 2018’s Tokyo Bay / Crying Inside and 2019’s Love Hunger / Trombone – earned widespread acclaim and excessive profile followers together with Anthony Mason, who interviewed Lowe for CBS This Morning in 2019, and Conan O’Brien, who selected them to carry out “Tokyo Bay” throughout his ultimate week of music bookings in 2018. Final 12 months, he was the topic of an acclaimed biography by Will Birch, Merciless To Be Type: The Life and Music of Nick Lowe, named among the finest music books of the 12 months by Pitchfork. And this previous January, he accepted the Trailblazer Award on the Americana UK Awards in London, becoming a member of esteemed earlier recipients Mumford & Sons and Billy Bragg.
Within the run-up to the brand new EP, Lowe sat down with the Washington Submit on Instagram Dwell to debate life in quarantine, and carried out a Rolling Stone “In My Room” session along with his son Roy on drums. For “In My Room,” the 2 teamed up for a stripped-down model of “Lay It On Me Child,” and the timelier-than-ever isolation ballad “I Learn A Lot,” amongst others.