Doyle Bramhall II Shares New Song

Hanna Evensen

The first time any right-handed guitar player watches Bramhall play left-handed ‘flipped’ style they will pull puzzled faces galore ..something he laughs about in conversation. But boy, do those sparky notes fly from the fretboard! Here, Doyle presents a new single from his forthcoming album on the Mascot label:

Doyle Bramhall II has shared the second song from his forthcoming studio album ‘Shades’ which is released on Friday 5th October 2018 on Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

The album features Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Austin buds the Greyhounds. “Without appearing immodest, I can admit that I’ve led a pretty charmed life,” Bramhall says. “I’m thrilled and honored to have all of these incredible people guest on my record.”

Also on the record are an ace group of musicians he’s worked with over the years – bassist Chris Bruce, multi-instrumentalist and string arranger Adam Minkoff, and drummers Carla Azar and Abe Rounds.

Talking about the brand new song Love And Pain, Doyle says; “We wrote this song after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The song asks the question behind the tragedies of mass shootings — not simply how did this happen, but why. Because these things are becoming more frequent and almost comfortably ubiquitous, because each one that happens seems to beget the instance of another one, because we are becoming hardened to and familiar with these tragedies — we wanted to write a song encapsulating the disorder of this new normal. The frequency of these occurrences eliminates them from being outliers. This has become part of the human condition. Love And Pain asks why this is so and how we can live with it. It asks whether this is really living at all or some slow universal death that comes on too slowly to be recognized. These tragedies become who we are, as a species. Love and pain, you are what you know.”

You can listen to ‘Love And Pain’ in this article.

Pete Sargeant

(Thanks to the Mascot team)

Feature Image Photo Credit: Hanna Evensen

Doyle Bramhall II’s new album ‘Shades’ is released on Friday 5th October 2018 on Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

You can pre-order the album here: