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.