Marcus King Announces New Album ‘Young Blood’ – Shares Fiery Classic Rock Inspired Single “Hard Working Man”

Marcus King today announced the release of Young Blood, his new solo album, produced by Dan Auerbach and released August 26 on Rick Rubin’s American Records/Republic Records. Pre-order available here:

On the first single “Hard Working Man,” King’s red hot guitar playing and soulful singing ignite with four to the floor drums and classic cowbell. Check out the song below..

“We tour almost 200 days of the year, and even when I’m home, I’m doing something,” King said, adding. “Working hard is just the way I was raised. It would make my grandfather proud to know I’m a hard working man and I’ve worked for everything I have. It’s an anthem for the people. You’ve got folks who work all week and spend their hard-earned money just to come see us. They’re the backbone of America. It’s a real blessing.”

Young Blood is an album about looking at tough times in your rearview mirror, although King shares that his anthemic tales of excess and salvation draw on some difficult and personal moments. King stated, “I was going through a lot during the album with addictions, breakups, and addictions because of breakups. I was overindulging in everything.” 

King added, “It’s not a big secret to my friends. I was in a real rough place for a while. I was trying to process the death of family members and I was on the wrong medications.”

Despite the challenging personal circumstances, King has made his most accomplished work to date. One of his biggest fans, Dan Auerbach, exclaimed. “Music runs so deep in Marcus’s blood he might not even realize how born to do this he is. He’s the real deal. Marcus has Southern Soul as part of his foundation. If you’re going to play rock ‘n’ roll with Marcus, you have to understand that element. It’s just who he is. These songs are live performances. The whole damn thing is live—the solos and everything. It’s so rare in this day and age.

King and Auerbach set out to capture the classic power trio sound, which was pioneered in the late 60s and 70s, with a distinct sonic triad of bass, drums, and guitar. The album was recorded at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville summer 2021, with acclaimed musicians including Chris St. Hilaire on drums and Nick Movshon on bass. Songs were written by King and Auerbach in collaboration with legends from Desmond Child and Angelo Petraglia, noted for their work with bands from Aerosmith to Kings of Leon.

  1. It’s Too Late
  2. Lie Lie Lie
  3. Rescue Me
  4. Pain
  5. Good and Gone
  6. Blood On The Tracks
  7. Hard Working Man
  8. Aim High
  9. Dark Cloud
  10. Whisper
  11. Blues Worse Than I Ever Had

APR 27 WED – Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay – San Diego, CA, United States 
APR 29 FRI – Stagecoach 2022 – Indio, CA, United States
APR 30 SAT – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ, United States
MAY 1 SUN – Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ, United States
MAY 3 TUE – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM, United States
MAY 6 FRI – Avalon Theatre – Grand Junction, CO, United States
MAY 7 SAT – Belly Up  – Aspen, CO, United States – SOLD OUT 
MAY 8 SUN – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO, United States – SOLD OUT  
MAY 10 TUE – Pub Station  – Billings, MT, United States
MAY 11 WED – Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT, United States 
MAY 13 FRI – The Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB, Canada
MAY 14 SAT – Midway Music • Arcade • Kitchen – Edmonton, AB, Canada
MAY 16 MON – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC, Canada
MAY 18 WED – Knitting Factory Concert House  – Spokane, WA, United States
MAY 20 FRI – Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID, United States
MAY 21 SAT – Border House at Crystal Bay – Crystal Bay, NV, United States
MAY 23 MON – Arcata Theatre Lounge – Arcata, CA, United States 
MAY 24 TUE – Felton Music Hall – Felton, CA, United States SOLD OUT  
MAY 27 FRI – BottleRock Napa Valley 2022 – Napa County, CA, United States 
JUN 17 FRI – Azkena Rock Festival 2022 – Gasteiz / Vitoria, Spain
JUN 23 THU – Fairview Park – Dublin, Ireland* 
JUN 25 SAT – Alexandra Palace – London, United Kingdom*
JUN 26 SUN – The Globe – Cardiff, United Kingdom
JUN 28 TUE – O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, United Kingdom*
JUN 29 WED – O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, United Kingdom* 
JUN 30 THU – Rock City – Nottingham, United Kingdom
JUL 3 SUN – Rockhal – Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg
JUL 5 TUE – Oosterpoort – Groningen, Netherlands
JUL 6 WED – Cognac Blues Passions 2022 – Cognac, France
JUL 7 THU – Doornroosje – Nijmegen, Netherlands 
JUL 8 FRI – North Sea Jazz Festival 2022 – Rotterdam, Netherlands 
JUL 16 SAT – Wild Hare Music Festival 2022 – Canby, OR, United States 
JUL 27 WED – FloydFest 22- Heartbeat 2022 – Floyd, VA, United States
SEP 15 THU – Bourbon & Beyond 2022 – Louisville, KY, United States

*with Greta Van Fleet

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