Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

Today, Marcus King has debuted the latest single, “Blues Worse Than I Ever Had,” ahead of his forthcoming solo album, Young Blood, due on Aug. 26 via Rick Rubin’s American Records/ Republic Records. In conjunction with today’s announcement, the musician has also shared the official music video for the track, which was filmed at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville, Tenn.

King’s latest single is the final preview off his highly anticipated late-August drop. The track was co-written by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and is a deep introspective look into King’s world. In a press release, King dug into his state of being while coming up with the number. He revealed, “At the time, I’d changed medications when I was trying to process the death of family members. I was coasting through life like a zombie. When I’d get off them, I’d feel things that happened six months ago for the first time and crash down.”

“Blues Worse Than I Ever Had” sees King reflecting inward on his challenges. But, coupled with a sense of humility is immense hope and reassurance that things will get better. That emotion emanates from the song’s instrumentals, which include an immaculately mastered slide guitar that plays off King’s visceral vocal arrangement. 

Coupled with the release of the audio track for “Blues Worse Than I Ever Had” is the official music video for the number, which was shot at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound Studio in Music City. The artist’s latest video features noted musicians Chris St. Hilaire on drums and Nick Movshon on bass. The official music video is available to stream on YouTube or watch below. 

Download King’s single, “Blues Worse Than I Ever Had,” by following this link.

Pre-order Young Blood now.