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Hear Marcus King’s hard-riffing new tune, Lie Lie Lie

Hear Marcus King’s hard-riffing new tune, Lie Lie Lie

Blues guitar A-lister Marcus King has premiered Lie Lie Lie, the third single off of his forthcoming solo album, Younger Blood.

Following the album’s swaggering lead single, Hard Working Man, and the swampy Rescue Me, Lie Lie Lie – which, like the remainder of Younger Blood, options Chris St. Hilaire on drums and Nick Movshon on bass guitar – has angle and catchiness for days.

The tune’s riff is the best of earworms (we reckon it might grow to be a newbie guitar staple within the years to come back), however in its second half, King merely explodes, placing on a masterclass in scorching lead guitar work that traverses the complete vary of his influences – from bluesy punches to Southern rock showmanship.

You possibly can take a look at the studio model of the tune above, and a ferocious dwell tackle the tune – recorded at Straightforward Eye Sound Studio – under.

Lie Lie Lie for me captures the spirit of this file.” King mentioned of the tune in a press launch. “You possibly can really feel how pure the vibe was within the studio. This observe showcases every participant’s vitality, it shines a light-weight on the manufacturing and the sound of Straightforward Eye Sound. On the two-and-a-half-minute mark the band locks right into a groove that turns into a sonic illustration of why I do what I do. I dwell for that feeling.”

Younger Blood is about for an August 26 launch by way of Rick Rubin’s American Information/Republic Information/Snakefarm. It was produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach on the aforementioned Straightforward Eye Sound Studio in Nashville, and you may hear loads of that DNA in Lie Lie Lie.

Younger Blood is King’s second solo effort, following 2020’s El Dorado. Within the intervening years, the South Carolina native has launched each a signature guitar, the Gibson Marcus King 1962 ES-345 and a signature amp, the Orange Marcus King MK Ultra.

You possibly can take a look at Younger Blood‘s cowl artwork and tracklist under. To preorder the album, go to King’s website (opens in new tab).

Marcus King

(Picture credit score: American Recordings/Republic/Spinefarm)

Marcus King – Younger Blood:

1. It’s Too Late

2. Lie Lie Lie

3. Rescue Me

4. Ache

5. Good and Gone

6. Blood On The Tracks

7. Laborious Working Man

8. Goal Excessive

9. Darkish Cloud

10. Whisper

11. Blues Worse Than I Ever Had

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Affiliate Editor at He’s been writing and modifying tales about new gear, method and guitar-driven music each outdated and new since 2014, and has additionally written extensively on the identical subjects for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album evaluations and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Although open to music of every kind, his biggest love has all the time been indie, and all the pieces that falls underneath its large umbrella. To that finish, you will discover him on Twitter crowing about no matter nice new guitar band you have to drop all the pieces to listen to proper now.

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