Song Premiere: Bloodkin “Man In Trouble,” Teasing First LP in 10 Years

Photo by Flournoy Holmes

Athens, Ga. mainstay Bloodkin are back with a brand new album – Black Market Tango – out April 16.

This marks the band’s first studio LP in a decade, and to stoke excitement they’ve shared an exclusive single here on Relix, the road-ready “Man In Trouble.”

“Eric’s guitar progression and my lyrics: The classic Bloodkin formula, from way back,” explains singer Daniel Hutchens. “The lyrics are a story about when life goes so bad you start thinking there might be some almost supernatural cause behind the troubles. But it was a blast putting this song together. I had a notion there should be some female backing vocals, and what I had in mind was the Warren Zevon formula: cool, old-school female vocals but really dark lyrics, a la ‘Excitable Boy.’ It all worked out for us, when Ansley Stewart showed up and absolutely nailed her vocals on this song (and then a number of others on this record).”

Many jamband fans may know Bloodkin for their influence on fellow Athens export Widespread Panic – originals like “Can’t Get High” and “Who Do You Belong To?” are regular covers in the WSP repertoire.

Learn more about Bloodkin via their official website.

Listen below:

Bloodkin · 11 – Man In Trouble

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