Price drops surprise EP
Thursday, July 27, 2017
– Margo Price, who enjoyed much acclaim for her "Midwest Farmer's Daughter" debut in 2016, dropped a surprise four-song EP, "Weakness," on Thursday.
The four songs are the title track, "Just Like Love," "Paper Cowboy" and "Good Luck (for Ben Eyestone)."
The songs were out on Third Man Records, Jack White's label. The EP came out today digitally or as a two-piece, 7-inch vinyl set on Friday. Price co-produced with Matt Ross-Spang, Alex Munoz, and Jeremy Ivey, her husband. Price recorded at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis.
Price is continuing to tour with dates opening for John Prine, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
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Margo Price's surprise EP, "Weakness," is a pleasant surprise, indeed. It may be concise, but it's packed tightly with good stuff.
The project's title cut is a bit confessional and finds Price admitting, "Sometimes my weakness is stronger than me." Price sings it like a down home cowgirl, over a toe-tapping beat. She follows this upbeat track with a moody piece called "Just Like Love," which is played in a minor key, and is a "Jolene"-esque meditation. »»»
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