Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon has produced Blind Boys Of Alabama‘s new album, ‘I’ll Find A Way’, which features a contribution from tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus.
Vernon also performs on Bob Dylan cover ‘Every Grain Of Sand’, while Patty Griffin, Sam Amidon, My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden and White Hinterland’s Casey Dienel also feature on the new record, which is due out in the US on October 1.
According to Pitchfork, ‘I’ll Find A Way’ is a collection of gospel and spiritual songs from past and present, which were recorded Vernon’s April Base studio in Wisconsin, where he recorded 2011’s ‘Bon Iver’. Vernon worked with his Shouting Matches bandmate, Phil Cook of Megafaun, to put together the tracklisting and backing band.
The Blind Boys Of Alabama are a long-running gospel group who have been performing, through various line-ups, since the 1930s. They previously performed with Lou Reed on the track ‘Jesus’.
The full tracklisting for ‘I’ll Find A Way’ is as follows:
‘God Put a Rainbow in the Cloud’
‘I’ll Find a Way (to Carry It All)’ [ft. Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond]
‘I Am Not Waiting Anymore’ [ft. Sam Amidon]
‘I Shall Not Be Moved’
‘Take Me to the Wate’r
‘I’ve Been Searching’ [ft. Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs]
‘There Will Never be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated at the Conference Table)’ [ft. Casey Dienel of White Hinterland]
‘Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave It There’
‘Every Grain of Sand’ [ft. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver]
‘My God Is Real’
‘Jubilee’ [ft. Patty Griffin]