The tracks that have previewed the October 16th release of his third album ‘Midnight Testaments’ have resulted in the most substantial media attention and streaming stats of his career to date. Jerry today shares another taste of the album in the shape of his new single ‘Stars Align’, which was premiered on Maverick yesterday. Watch the video HERE.
In contrast to the gritty, party-starting energy of ‘Tequila & Tears’ or the laidback reflection of ‘Calm’, Jerry Castle’s new single ‘Stars Align’ is an old school country vibe with some modern day observations (“Life is like a drunken text”). That timeless style is captured with the help of a highly accomplished band, whose previous credits include everyone from The Chicks and Keith Urban to Joe Bonamassa and Train.
‘Stars Align’ explores an idea that Jerry first delved into on his previous single ‘Make Do’. Whereas that song celebrated the freedom of doing your best when fate deals you a bad hand, ‘Stars Align’ is about embracing the fact that life is a tumultuous rollercoaster of ups, downs and everything in-between. So what can you do aside from strap in for the ride?
“I wrote all of the lyrics to this song before I ever picked up a guitar and put music to it,” says Jerry. “The song is about the fact that sometimes you can do everything right and things still don’t work out the way you want. Nonetheless, the ride of life is a beautiful one. It takes the downs to make the ups feel good and it takes the ugly to make you recognise the beautiful.”
‘Stars Align’ reiterates Jerry Castle’s belief that each song should have a life of his own. It’s an attitude very much present in ‘Midnight Testaments’. It presents music for all moods, from the happy to the heartbroken, equally suited to soundtracking afternoons on the highway or last orders at the bar. And stylistically, Jerry darts between lanes at will, from booze-soaked Americana, to soulful southern rock, rootsy country and anthemic heartland rock. It’s a vision that’s entirely his, and one that’s setting him up for a well-deserved breakthrough. Pre-Save the album HERE.
Throughout the course of 2020, Jerry Castle has emerged from being acclaimed by those in the know to become a hot tip throughout the international Americana community.