Today sees Steve Gunn releases his sixth album on Matador Records ‘Other You’.
Recorded during two visits to Los Angeles in late 2020 and early 2021, the album was made with veteran producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith, Cass McCombs, Kurt Vile) at his Mant Studios alongside musician and longtime friend and collaborator Justin Tripp, whose credits include appearances on Gunn’s Time Off and Way Out Weather.
The relocation was in a way more than geographical – the surroundings, warm climate and tight-knit studio team encouraged Gunn to tap into new approaches, techniques and emotional reservoirs, casting off established notions, habits and hangups.
Press: “Other You impresses most of all with its warm melodies – and the increasingly versatile manner they are delivered with”
“Celebrated guitar alchemist Steve Gunn finds his voice on the profoundly beautiful Other You” – 8/10 Line Of Best Fit
“… strikes the happiest balance yet between his songwriting – lucid, tranquil, uncluttered, and unforced – and his mercurial gifts as a guitarist. Other You’s songs are hushed, tender things, chamber pop miniatures and acoustic shuffles shaded by translucent synths and sharpened into the sort of playful pop that’s a timeless pleasure, while suggesting a darker edge.” **** Mojo