Track Premiere: Jason Cruz and Howl – ‘Somethin’ Close To Nuthin’’

Vocalist Jason Cruz has released the single “Somethin’ Close To Nuthin’” from his new record Wolves. Wolves is an incredible piece of work from his outlaw folk project Jason Cruz and Howl. Jason Cruz has previously worked with Strung Out. Wolves comes out as a result of the new deal he made with the record label Liars Club.

Listen to the track here:

Jason Cruz talks about the song:

“Another song that almost ended up on the chopping block. Reworked this song quite a few times ’til I got it right. I felt the album needed songs like this to pull it outta sometimes real dark places.”

He also shares his thoughts about the album Wolves:

“This record was born of loss. Before the pandemic, I had lost my best friend and bass player, Chris Stein, to cancer. It took me years to start writing a new Howl record again. This new record is a reflection of me not being afraid anymore. I’ve always tried to be that way when it comes to art and music, but with Wolves, I felt freer than I ever had before and just embraced it. This album is a reminder nothing ever really dies; it just turns into something else. Sometimes pain can help fuel you creatively and, in turn, guide you out of the darkness. ‘Wolves’ is a record of healing, taking chances, and a new beginning.”

According to the press release:

Rooted in Americana and dark psychedelic murderfolk, Jason Cruz and Howl flickers like late-night television noir, high on mescaline and American promises.  The group’s new album, ‘Wolves,’ is a masterclass in storytelling as the songs drift through the air like cigarette smoke and old country radio, shifting gears through Americana, folk, and dark psychedelics as it blurs the lines between genres.

Preorder Wolves here.

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