Grammy Award winner Gary Clark Jr. releases his highly anticipated, third full-length studio album This Land.Recorded in Clark’s hometown of Austin, Texas and produced by Clark and Jacob Sciba, This Land finds Clark revealing his most lyrically expressive and musically eclectic body of work to date that harnesses his explosive live energy into every song. Critics have instantly taken This Landto heart.
“In 2019, Clark is an exceedingly rare figure, a bluesman who has a major-label recording contract and a worldwide audience, one he has built by tearing up stage after stage, show after show. On This Land, his third major-label studio album, his songwriting has caught up with his playing. It has something to do with experience; and it has a lot to do with America in 2019, where division, frustration and seething anger can use an outlet with the historical resonance and emotional depth of the blues.” – Jon Pareles / The New York Times
“This Land is something new. The man’s prolific gifts now attached to the material with a far greater purpose than ever before. It’s the great rock-and- roll record you’ve been waiting for.”– Hits Daily Double
“Gary Clark Jr. is both of the past and the future…hard-driving riffs mixed with unexpected restraint. And when he sings…light, sweet and resonant.” – Time Magazine
“’This Land’… the most important song Clark has ever written. This Land [the album] ranges from Delta blues to dub reggae, Stax-style soul anthems and Prince-like epics, capturing Clark’s promise at a mind-blowing level.” –Rolling Stone
Clark recently dazzled during his debut performance on Saturday Night Live, blazing his way through Pearl Cadillacand This Land. Click the links to view and share. The official video for This Land(directed by Savanah Leaf)has almost two million views. Click hereto view and share. Leaf has also directed the brand new Clark video for the album track What About Us. Watch it here.