Margo Price shares “Letting Me Down,” sets July release for new album
Margo Price has set a new release date for That's How Rumors Get Started, her new Sturgill Simpson produced album, which will be out July 10 via Loma Vista. (It was originally set for a May release.) "Take me back to the day I started trying to paint my masterpiece so I could warn myself of what was ahead," she says, referencing the many world-changing events of the last three months. "Time has rearranged, it has slowed down, it has manipulated things like it always does...the words to some of these songs have changed meaning, they now carry heavier weight."
She continues: "I've seen the streets set ablaze, the sky set on fire. I've been manic, heartbroken for the world, heartbroken for the country, heartbroken from being heartbroken again and again. This album is a postcard of a landscape of a moment in time. It's not political but maybe it will provide an escape or relief to someone who needs it. Sending love to everyone out there and hope I see you down the highway."
With the news comes a new single, "Letting Me Down" and a video that was shot during lockdown in an old RV and at an abandoned hospital. "We bought a cheap '80s travel trailer with a bathroom, kitchen, and a propane powered refrigerator, so we wouldn't have to go inside anywhere for food or bathrooms," says director Kimberly Stuckwisch. "We were able to abide by the 6-feet social distance CDC recommendation as we set up a remote head for the camera that we operated from a closet outside of the room. We wore masks the entire time and Margo supplied us with multiple bottles of hand sanitizer and spiked seltzers. We parked our RV in her driveway and worked solely out of there and the room we were filming in. We wanted to speak to what was going on at that moment, to a world that was/is shut down, to the fear we all feel, and to the hope of breaking free." It's a nice video, which also features choreography by Margo's sister Kylie Price, and you can watch that below.
Margo is part of this Thursday's John Prine livestream tribute that is also set to feature Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt, Kacey Musgraves, Bill Murray, Sturgill Simpson, Iris DeMent, Jim James, Kurt Vile, Dan Auerbach, and more.
You can also catch Margo performing "Letting Me Down" and a couple other songs on this week's edition of CBS This Morning: Saturday, which was filmed on Margo and her bandmates' porches in Nashville. That airs Saturday, June 13 from 7-9 AM Eastern.
Need more? Margo recently released live album Perfectly Imperfect at The Ryman which features Sturgill, Jack White, and Emmylou Harris.