Women in Music 2016

Avett Brothers Announce New Album 'True Sadness' in Letter to Fans

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 Paul Defiglia, Mike Marsh, Joe Kwon, Scott Avett, Bob Crawford, Seth Avett and Tania Elizabeth photographed in 2016.

On Monday (March 14), The Avett Brothers penned a note to fans announcing the release of their ninth album, titled True Sadness, and some of the creative decisions behind it.

According to Seth Avett, who wrote the heartfelt letter, the latest album draws from several influences, including Queen, Sister Rosetta, Tharpe, Jimmie Rodgers and Tom Petty.

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The banjo player wrote: "True Sadness is a patchwork quilt, both thematically and stylistically. Wherein a myriad of contrasting fabrics make perfect sense on the same plane, this album draws upon countless resources from its writers and performers... There are moments of undeniable celebration and camaraderie, others of quiet and lonely exhalation."

The first single from True Sadness, "Ain't No Man," will be released in the next few weeks. 

Read Avett's full letter below: