Gary Clark Jr. will release his second studio album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, in September, and he’s giving everyone a first taste with the premiere of two tracks, “The Healing” and “Grinder.”
Built on a hip-hop rhythm, “The Healing” features plenty of Clark’s bluesy licks and draws freely from gospel not only in its title and theme but also with the inclusion of a choir. “Grinder,” on the other hand, is a heavy blues rock that works a seriously deep groove and gives the guitarist plenty of room to stretch out.
You can check out the audio for both tracks below, as well as the trailer for the album. To preorder The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, click here.