Unwed Sailor announces its latest moody and cinematic journey, Truth or Consequences (Spartan Records) set for release out May 14th. The title of the record is both an unabashed urging for listeners to examine progress within their own lives, and a call to action to urge listeners to let their authentic lived experiences, both good and bad, organically shape and form growth within. The Tulsa, Oklahoma band shares “Blitz,” its first single off the album.
Recorded almost entirely in the band’s home studio (and partially in Birmingham, AL and Bloomington, IN), the record is a sonic examination of particular memories or moments in Ford’s life, with each song serving as a unique snapshot of an overarching narrative. “The songs are like rays of light that break through the fog of everyday mundane experiences,” says Ford. “Reflecting on those moments and imaginings gives you insight into how you got where you are and how you’ve become who you are.”
Sonically, Truth or Consequences is shaped around familiar musical DNA. Heavily present, driving, and stacked bass lines; wandering and evolving song structures; soaring crescendos and moody diminuendos; and, of course, a gripping sense of cinematic storytelling. “Musical influences always sneak into Unwed Sailor records,” says Ford. “For [Truth or Consequences] those were New Order, Lindsey Buckingham, Disney Soundtracks, Alice In Chains, Phoenix, Cocteau Twins, Bedhead, John Fahey, and 80’s music.”