Sturgill Simpson’s Big Announcement Was…A Rerelease Of “Metamodern Sounds In Country Music?”

Sturgill Simpson
Sturgill Simpson

Well that’s…kind of a letdown.

Sturgill Simpson sent fans into a frenzy yesterday when he password-protected his website with a note that said “Coming Soon.”

Sturgill Simpson website

Naturally this had folks riled up, and pumped at the thought of potentially getting new music from Stu. Of course, he’s said in the past that he’ll only be releasing 5 Sturgill Simpson solo albums and then be hanging it up – and confirming after the release of his fifth solo album, The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita, that it was in fact his last.

So maybe fans got their hopes up a little too much hoping for a new Sturgill album: After all, he told us he was done. But nonetheless, folks waited for the mysterious midnight announcement to see just what he had up his sleeve.

Well, unfortunately, it’s not new music.

It turns out Sturgill is doing a special 10th anniversary reissue of Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, his groundbreaking 2014 album that featured songs like “Long White Line,” “Life of Sin,” and “Turtles All The Way Down.”

The new special edition vinyl features a “fully reimagined album cover and vinyl package, pressed on 180g Black Vinyl with an “Old-Style” Tip-On Jacket.”

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love this album. Even Matthew McConaughey called it one of the best albums he’s ever heard. But man, I had really convinced myself that we might be getting a new album.

But then again, maybe I shouldn’t have, because he’s straight up told us that he’s done releasing new Sturgill albums.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock