Shooter Jennings The Other Life on LP
Make no mistake about it, Shooter Jennings has never been one to allow expectations, boundaries, genre or ideals dictate the direction of his art. From the moment he burst onto the scene, it was clear that he had a style and a vision all his own that would separate him from the leagues of cookie-cutter artists out there. During the recording sessions for Shooter’s previous release, Family Man, as in life, things began to shift and change and The Other Life began to take form.
Over the duration of 2012, Shooter and The Triple Crown finished work on The Other Life, and Shooter and long time video-collaborator Blake Judd began planning an expansive film counterpart to the album. Shot across Tennessee, Kentucky, Nevada and California, The Other Life film paints a story of isolation, temptation and rebirth through visual storytelling. As an album, The Other Life sees Shooter using all the colors of the pallets of previous recordings, and bringing them together to make his most diverse and interesting album to date.
He enlists the help of friends and icons alike, Austin, Texas madman Scott H. Biram shares vocal duties on the Steve Young penned "The White Trash Song," Patty Griffin blesses "Wild and Lonesome" and Black Oak Arkansas’ Jim Dandy preaches alongside Shooter in the Black Oak Arkansas lost gem "15 Million Light-Years Away." But it is with the closing "The Gunslinger" that we see a portrait of a man hell bent on making art his way no matter who may try and get in the way.
In the long run, in his short time here Shooter has been a very prolific and daring artist. Dangerous in his disregard for rules put upon him by the greedy. Deceptive in his unpredictability. Bound only by the progressive evolution of music and controlled only by will and determination, Shooter Jennings will never be able to placed upon a shelf or chained to a simple concept. But as dreams and nightmares continue to blossom and reality continues to crumble, there is comfort to be taken in the fact that artists like Shooter still care about art and disregard the rigid restrictions put upon it by corporate slave-drivers and the mainstream gatekeepers.
Shooter Jennings The Other Life Track Listing:
1. Flying Saucer Song
2. A Hard Lesson To Learn
3. The White Trash Song ft. Scott H. Biram
4. Wild & Lonesome ft. Patty Griffin
5. Outlaw You
6. The Other Life
7. The Low Road
8. Mama, It’s Just My Medicine
9. The Outsider
10. 15 Million Light-Years Away ft. Jim Dandy
11. The Gunslinger