Yesterday, SUSTO released the first single, “Waves”, off their upcoming album & I’m Fine Today, which comes out on January 13th. SUSTO has played “Waves” live a few times, but this is the first time we’re hearing the studio version, and it kicks ass. It’s got a little bit less of a country sound than many of the songs on the first record, and a little bit more of a rock n’ roll vibe. That isn’t necessarily good or bad; just different, and it shows that the band is evolving as time goes on, which is definitely a good thing.
They premiered the song through Baeble Music, which also included an interview with Justin Osborne. In that interview, Justin had this to say about & I’m Fine Today:
& I’m Fine Today is thematically a lot like “Waves” – it deals with some of the same themes. The approach is different for every song though; some songs are stories and memories, some are thoughts and questions, some are anthems or mantras. The soundscapes are unique for each song too. We tried to marry and juxtapose a few genres and influences; I think we succeeded.
I’ve got my eyes set on hearing that record in full on January 13th. I’m sure we’ll get to taste another single or two before then, but the first time I get to listen to SUSTO’s & I’m Fine Today in its entirety, I’m gonna make sure I have an ice cold beer or two or three and plenty of free time on my hands. SUSTO is just one of those beer-drinkin’ bands, and I have a feeling that this album is going to warrant quite a few listens.
Up next: Camel Blues Band – Hot Head (Single)