Sturgill Simpson Announces New Album And Anime Film

Reto Sterchi
Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson appeared at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday (July 20) to share the first trailer for Sound & Fury, the anime film he worked on with Takashi Okazaki and Junpei Mizusaki, and announce a new album of the same name.

The album, his first full-length since 2016's A Sailor's Guide to Earth, is a companion piece to the film. Each song will accompany a different segment of the movie. Both projects will be released this fall --the album via Elektra Records and the film on Netflix.

"We went in without any preconceived notions and came out with a really sleazy, steamy rock n roll record," Simpson said in a press release. "It’s definitely my most psychedelic. And also my heaviest. I had this idea that it’d be really cool to animate some of these songs, and we ended up with a futuristic, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, samurai film."

Check out the trailer for Sound & Fury below.

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