Ahead of Durand Jones’ debut solo album Wait Til I Get Over (out May 5), he has offered a Muscle Shoals-esque tribute to his rural Southern hometown of Hillaryville, Louisiana via his debut track “Lord Have Mercy,” and an impassioned ode to Black queer love on “That Feeling,” which marked his own coming out and earned best of the week acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, Paste, No Depression, and more. Today, he shares the mettle, heartfelt ballad “Sadie.”
“Sadie” pulls at heartstrings with its timeless, soulful croons and singalong smoothness reminiscent of Sam Cooke and Brittany Howard – the vulnerable lyricism digs deep into the complexities of remorse and guilt.
Of the track, Durand says, “Sadie is about a time of infidelity in my life and learning ultimately that there is no true fulfillment in that type of relationship for me. No thrill can curve the guilt I felt at the time. I’m thankful to Mark McWhirter who brought me the music for this song. I knew immediately what I would write about when I heard it. My friend and fellow musician, David James helped me turn my veiled lyrics into a story with some transparency to it. Of everything I went through with Sadie, this song will always be the most valuable prize from that experience.”
Over ten years in the making, the album is a collection of the personal and cultural through past, present and future. Infusing Southern sentiment into the genres of rock, folk, gospel, and R&B, Wait Til I Get Over is the soundtrack to a homegoing–odes and prayers of worth, belief, love, and belonging.
UPCOMING 2023 TOUR DATES:
April 27 – Bloomington, IN – The Bluebird
May 4 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 6 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
May 9 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
May 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever *sold out*
May 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever *sold out*
May 14 – Mill Valley, CA – Mill Valley Music Festival
July 17 – Osaka, Japan – Billboard Live Osaka (2 Sets)
July 18 – Tokyo, Japan – Billboard Live Tokyo (2 Sets)
August 29 – London, UK – Omeara
August 30 – Paris, FR – Les Etoiles