Earlier today, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James announced his debut solo LP, Regions of Light and Sound of God. The album will come out on February 5th via ATO Records and can be pre-ordered here. Much of the album, and its title, was inspired by Lynd Ward’s 1929 graphic novel God’s Man, a press release explains.
Told entirely through wordless woodcuts, the book chronicles an artist’s struggle with temptation and corruption, along with finding true love. As work on the album proceeded, James was inspired to write music that could accompany the book. “God’s Man came to me at a very important time,” he says. “Some of the things happening in the book were happening to me in real life, in a very strange and painful, then a very beautiful way.”
Along with the album announcement, James has released the first single, “Know Til Now,” for free download. You can stream it via Soundcloud and grab the download using the widget embedded below.