BRUCE HORNSBY’S NEW ALBUM ‘FLICTED OUT NOW
May 27, 2022—‘Flicted, the new studio album from award-winning pianist, singer and songwriter Bruce Hornsby,is out now via his own Zappo Productions/Thirty Tigers. Co-produced by Hornsby and Tony Berg, the album features additional production work from Ariel Rechtshaid and Wayne Pooley. ‘Flicted also features duets with Ezra Koenig and Danielle Haim as well as further contributions from Rob Moose and yMusic.
The new music continues to receive critical praise, with Uncut noting that ‘Flicted is “Hornsby’s most stylistically and sonically adventurous album yet…this is a generous, curious and commendably weird LP.” All About Jazz goes on to rave, “Even across all the wildly different styles and sounds, there isn’t a moment of this album that sounds like it could have come from anyone else.”
In celebration of the new release, Hornsby’s video for “Days Ahead” premieres today, which was self-directed and filmed during the pandemic; watch/share it HERE.
‘Flicted completes a trilogy of song collections (Absolute Zero and Non-Secure Connection) based on film “cues” Hornsby composed for writer and director Spike Lee. This unique approach enables him to build upon and explore new stylistic techniques while collaborating with a wide variety of talented artists. On ‘Flicted, Hornsby’s goal was to make a more upbeat record overall, speaking on COVID-19 using the world of science as a recurring influence.
In addition, Hornsby and his band the Noisemakers will embark on an extensive run of 2022 tour dates beginning this June. The tour includes performances at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl, Los Angeles’ Troubadour, Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre and Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre as well as appearances at the Elkhart Jazz Fest, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, Strings Music Festival and more. Further 2022 dates will be announced soon, while the current tour routing can be found below.
Based out of Williamsburg, VA, Hornsby first rose to national prominence with The Way It Is, his 1986 Grammy-winning debut album with The Range. The title track became the most-played song on American radio in 1987 while Tupac Shakur’s timeless song “Changes” builds on “The Way It Is” and set the stage for many subsequent versions of the track, including Polo G’s recent single “Wishing For A Hero.” In 1991 Hornsby collaborated with Bonnie Raitt, playing on her iconic hit “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” Additionally, Hornsby was a part-time member of the Grateful Dead from September 1990 to March 1992, performing over 100 concerts in America and Europe. In 2019, Hornsby co-wrote “U (Man Like)” with Justin Vernon for the latest Bon Iver album i,i. Hornsby has also written six full film scores for Spike Lee, including his recent Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It,” and contributed music to five others, including 2021’s NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½.
The 13-time Grammy nominee has solidified his status as a highly sought-after collaborator. Hornsby’s own 23 albums have sold over 11 million copies worldwide, and he has appeared on over 100 records including releases with Bob Dylan, Don Henley, the Grateful Dead, Stevie Nicks, Ricky Skaggs, Bob Seger, Chaka Khan, Brandon Flowers, Bonnie Raitt, Sting, Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson and more.
1. Sidelines (with Ezra Koenig and featuring Blake Mills)
3. The Hound
4. Too Much Monkey Business
5. Maybe Now
6. Bucket List
7. Days Ahead (featuring Danielle Haim)
9. Is This It (featuring yMusic)
10. Had Enough (featuring yMusic)
11. Simple Prayer II (featuring Z. Berg, Ethan Gruska and Rob Moose)
12. Point Omega