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Swamp Dogg Teases Cheeky New Album ‘I Need a Job…So I Can Buy More Auto-Tune’

The 79-year-old soul iconoclast sounds reinvigorated on his latest collection of lovemaking ballads

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 24: Musician and producer Swamp Dogg (aka Jerry Williams, Jr.) poses for a socially-distanced portrait at his home on June 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Since the beginning on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Williams released his latest album "Sorry You Couldn't Make It" in March featuring Jenny Lewis, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and the late John Prine. He is also featured on former Spank Rock rapper Naeem's album "Startisha" released in June. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 24: Musician and producer Swamp Dogg (aka Jerry Williams, Jr.) poses for a socially-distanced portrait at his home on June 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Since the beginning on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Williams released his latest album "Sorry You Couldn't Make It" in March featuring Jenny Lewis, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and the late John Prine. He is also featured on former Spank Rock rapper Naeem's album "Startisha" released in June. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

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Four years after his late-career comeback Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune, Swamp Dogg is returning next month with a brand-new collection of vocally-manipulated originals: I Need A Job…So I Can Buy More Auto-Tune will be released Feb. 25, on Don Giovanni Records.

Swamp Dogg has remained as busy as ever in the years since his Justin Vernon-assisted Love, Loss and Auto-Tune, releasing 2020’s Sorry You Couldn’t Make It, a superb collection of country-leaning tunes that featured John Prine.

“I just didn’t want it to sound like Swamp Dogg,” the singer told Rolling Stone. “I wanted to shock the shit out of them.”

The 79-year-old iconoclast singer, songwriter, and producer enlists a new host of guests and collaborators on his latest record, including blues and R&B greats Willie Clayton (who sings on the cheery soul ballad “Cheating In the Daylight”), and Guitar Shorty, who plays guitar on the album’s lead single “Soul to Blessed Soul.”

On “Soul to Blessed Soul,” Swamp Dogg (real name: Jerry Williams), thrills in his comfort zone of lovemaking soul balladry, his vocals as pristine as ever as the singer pushes 80 years old. “You make me seem rich when I don’t have a dime,” he sings. “You make sure what I do for ya makes me shine.”

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