Kentucky-made rock band My Morning Jacket kicked off the weekend by releasing a new track called “John Dyes Her Hair Red”.
Per the official press release –
My Morning Jacket have released “john dyes her hair red,” a previously unreleased new song included as a bonus track on THE TENNESSEE FIRE: DELUXE EDITION, an epic 20th anniversary celebration of their now-classic debut album. “john dyes her hair red” is available at all DSPs now. THE TENNESSEE FIRE: DELUXE EDITION includes all 16 original tracks alongside 16 previously unreleased demos, outtakes, alternate versions and more. The newly expanded edition arrives via Darla Records on Friday, August 2; A signed edition of the record, which includes a screenprint created by Status Stereograph, will be available only at the band’s upcoming tour dates.
LISTEN TO “john dyes her hair red”
Of the track, James says: “this is one of the first song poems i ever wrote- i always liked the idea of a song being this little picture or puzzle, and not necessarily having to “mean” something or be about some big story or have tons of linear lyrics, but more just painting a weird little scene. i have always tried to make my music gender neutral when it comes to love or romance for the most part, so that a person of any gender could experience a song and not feel excluded if i was using “he’s” or “she’s” or whatever and this is an early experiment with that, of a person named john, which is traditionally a “male” name, who is dying her hair red and sitting in the shower til it all turns back brown- and maybe one would think- “well why did she ever even dye her hair red in the first place?”
My Morning Jacket will commemorate this momentous occasion with “My Morning Jacket Presents: A Tennessee Fire 20th Anniversary Celebration,” set for Friday, August 9 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. Long sold out, the one-night-only live event will see the band perform THE TENNESSEE FIRE in its entirety, along with other classic songs from the era.