Photo by Stuart Levine
Today, Tedeschi Trucks Band released the second installment of their four-part album series I Am The Moon. The new seven-track release, titled Ascension, comes hot on the heels of a collection of studio and live performance footage with expert photography techniques, illuminating the music’s kaleidoscope nature which was shared by the band on Wednesday, June 29.
The release marks the midway point of the series rollout which was inspired by the Persian epic Layla and Majnun: The self-titled part one dropped on June 3, The Fall will release on July 29, and the final instillation Farewell, will release on Aug. 26. The latest collection of songs tracks in at just over 37 minutes – in total, the band will release over two hours of new music, through the ambitious project. The following two installments will also be shared with accompanying videos three days before their official release.
Ascension opens with “Playing With My Emotions” a swinging track highlighting the 12-piece band’s brass section and Susan Tedeschi’s soulful vocals. The album cools down quickly with its second track “Ain’t that Something” which is flush with Derek Trucks’ identifiable guitar playing and continues with the lavender flourish of dusk as they move into “All The Love.” Next comes the clean “So Long Savor” before Trucks’ slide guitar takes control of the album and allows the moon they’ve sonically chiseled to sit high in the sky for “Rainy Day” and “La Di Da” before the band comes close it to a close Ascension with “Hold The Line.”
Listen to I Am The Moon: II. Ascension below:
Watch the visualizer for the project below.