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Ahead of the release of their 12th studio album, Peace…Like A River, Gov’t Mule have delivered a preview of the impending set, which is due in full on June 16. “Made My Peace” is the latest single delivered from the impending collection. It finds the band embracing instrumental peaks and valleys with help from a sweeping orchestrational backdrop provided by The Kerhonkson Philharmonic. 

Peace…Like A River, the follow-up to Gov’t Mule’s chart-topping, Grammy-nominated LP, Heavy Load Blues, finds Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis and Jorgen Carlsson joined by special guests including Billy F Gibbons, Celisse, Billy Bob Thornton, Ivan Neville and Ruthie Foster across the album. 

Today’s release, “Made My Peace.” was inspired by The Beatles. For the song, Haynes attempted to double-track his vocals like John Lennon often did on material turned out by The Fab Four and on solo recordings. The tune includes a harmony slide guitar in the song’s middle that was informed by the stylings of George Harrison.

“‘Made My Peace’ is one of the first songs we recorded for this new album and portrays the most Beatles influence we’ve ever utilized on a recording,” shared Haynes via press release. “It deals with a lot of different aspects of what we’ve all gone through. It touches on the emotions I was having to get past with the loss of my dad, who was an extremely important figure in my life. There are several songs that reflect on loss, but more in a way of making the future count. Taking the rest of your life and looking at it with a fresher, more aggressively positive attitude.”

Pre-order Peace…Like A River here.

Listen to “Made My Peace” below.