British singer-songwriter Richard Thompson has put out 25 records in the past five decades, and that’s without counting his live albums or collaborative LPs. Just one year after Acoustic Classics, Thompson returns next week with the Jeff Tweedy-produced Still, officially out 6/23, but streaming now. Tweedy shared some thoughts on the record in a press release:
“Richard’s been one of my favorite guitar players for a very long time. When I think about it, he’s also one of my favorite songwriters and favorite singers. He’s the ultimate triple threat. Getting to work closely with him on this record was a truly rewarding experience, not to mention a great thrill. And he keeps alive my streak of working exclusively with artists who make me look good as a producer.
At 66, Thompson is still pouring out both emotionally poignant and up-beat folk ballads, backed by his simple-yet-bold instrumentation. Listen.
Still is out 6/23 via Fantasy Records.