Photo by David McClister
Tonight, Tedeschi Trucks band are set to premiere I Am The Moon: Episode III. The Fall, the companion film to the third installment in their monumental four-series musical project, I Am The Moon. The album-long film comes from director Alix Lambert and will stream on the 12-piece rock and soul ensemble headed by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi’s Youtube Channel starting at 9 p.m. EST.
Like the two visual installments proceeding tonight’s premiere, I Am The Moon: Episode I. Crescent and I Am The Moon: Episode II. Ascension; I Am The Moon: Episode III. The Fall comes three days ahead of the album’s digital and CD release, which will release, this time around, on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Since the premiere of I Am The Moon: Episode I. Crescent on May 31, fans have been on their toes at Tedeschi Trucks Band’s live shows to catch the live debut of the songs inspired by a 12th-century poem about lovers Layla and Majnun. The latest installment explores the story’s portrait of despair and passion with Tedeschi, Mike Mattison and Gabe Dixon leading the songwriting.
In line with all the chapters of I Am The Moon, the third is expected to be lush with blues, New Orleans R&B, soulful vocals of Tedeschi and the inimitable and brilliant slide guitar stylings of Trucks. The installment also features “Emmaline,” a waltz-time ballad penned by Mattison that offers a reflection on departed friends and loved ones, inspired, in part, by the loss of long-time Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist Kofi Burbridge.
The final installment of I Am The Moon, I Am The Moon: Episode IV. Farewell is set to release on Aug. 23, with the album released on Aug. 26. The vinyl configuration, including the individual LPs and 4-LP I Am The Moon Deluxe Box, will be available on Sept. 9, 2022.
Watch the premiere of I Am The Moon: Episode III. The Fall below.