The video for John Moreland’s “It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)” opens with a road sign reading “Tulsa City Limits.” It’s a song about who we are, where we’re going and what we leave behind, featuring images of Moreland’s hometown, his crew and various tour stops – and even a special shout out to local band Lizard Police, part of the Tulsa hardcore scene where the singer-songwriter got his start.
From his forthcoming forth album, Big Bad Luv, “It Don’t Suit Me (Like Before)” finds Moreland ready to embrace a more open life, full of bigger bands, close relationships and a new sound that proves it’s just as powerful to push for happiness as it is to drown in tears. Watch the video, filmed by Sterlin Harjo, above.
Big Bad Luv is Moreland’s first album to be made outside of Oklahoma: he recorded and produced it at Fellowship Fall Sound in Little Rock, Arkansas with mixing by Tchad Blake (The Black Keys, Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow), and will also release it via British label 4AD.
Moreland will hit the road this spring with multi-instrumentalist John Calvin Abney, with appearances next weekend at Knoxville, Tennessee’s Rhythm n Blooms as well as The Forecastle Festival, Stagecoach and several others through the summer.
Big Bad Luv will be available May 5th.