Multi-platinum selling US singer songwriter Jack Johnson releases his 7th studio album, All The Light Above It Too, September 8 on Johnson’s own Brushfire Records label.
The album’s first single, “My Mind Is For Sale” was released today, accompanied by a lyric video and is now available to purchase through all digital platforms, along with the full album pre-order here.
Fans are also able to pre-order a limited number of exclusive album bundles, including a special blue and clear color swirl vinyl package.
All The Light Above It Too was recorded over the past year at Jack’s Hawaii based Mango Tree Studio. For the first time in years Johnson handled most of the instrumentation himself, echoing the four-track recordings that launched his career over 17 years ago.
“This album shares what has been on my mind during the past year or so,” says Johnson. “A year in which I sailed through the North Atlantic Gyre for a documentary about plastic pollution in the ocean. A year in which Trump was elected as the President of the United States. A year in which I camped, surfed, got stitches, explored, dreamed, shared time and endless conversations with my family and friends…all of which inspired these songs. I usually make sketches of the songs first then set up a time to actually record the album. This time around the original sketches became the final versions. I didn’t want to lose any of the spirit that a song has in its rawest form.” To finish out the record Johnson called upon producer Robbie Lackritz (Feist, Bahamas), along with his longtime band mates to play on a few of the tracks.
Johnson and his band just embarked on the west coast leg of their summer tour and will play a second sold out show tonight at Denver’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, along with additional sold out shows at the Hollywood Bowl (July 16), two sold-out shows at the Santa Barbara Bowl (July 17-18), two sold-out shows at Berkley’s Greek Theatre (July 26-27) and more. Johnson has also added southern fall tour dates kicking off September 27th through October 5.
Jack Johnson grew up surfing and playing guitar in Hawaii. Since 2001, he has released 6 studio albums and 2 live albums that have sold over 25 million copies worldwide. His Brushfire Records label and touring crew have been leaders in the greening of the music industry and his All At Once social action network connects fans with local non-profits at each tour stop.
Jack, with his wife Kim, founded the Kokua Hawaii Foundation to support environmental education in Hawaii’s schools and communities, as well as the Johnson Ohana Foundation to support environmental, art and music education worldwide. The total of these album and tour profit donations, along with Johnson’s personal charitable activities, have resulted in over $30 million donated to charity since 2001. All The Light Above It Too is Johnson’s first release since 2013’s chart topping From Here To Now To You.
Full Track listing for All The Light Above It Too is below –
2. You Can’t Control It
3. Sunsets For Somebody Else
4. My Mind Is For Sale
6. Big Sur
7. Love Song
8. One Moon
10. Fragments Of The Sea