3:42 P.M. UPDATE:
According to a press release from the Turnpike camp, “Come As You Are” was leaked— it wasn’t supposed to come out until next Friday, July 29, as a part of Bruce Robison’s “The Next Waltz” series. The song was to be released in conjunction with a six-minute biopic music video which shows the band recording “Come As You Are” and assessing their growing popularity.
“Featuring top country talents telling their stories and recording new musical chapters, often with handpicked session players, ‘The Next Waltz’ references a beloved moment in musical history while presenting a forward-thinking vision of audience engagement,” the press release states.
The video at the bottom of this post has been pulled from YouTube, but it is still available to listen to on Spotify (for now, at least).
Fans who want to download the song will have to wait until next Friday.
Today’s Christmas in July if you’re a Turnpike Troubadours fan.
Evan Felker and the rest of the Oklahoma group decided to place a surprise gift under the Internet’s proverbial Christmas tree this morning when “Come As You Are” landed on YouTube and Spotify.
No, it’s not a Nirvana cover, but it does sound a lot like a cut song from their last self-titled album, which was released almost a year ago from the Thirty Tigers label.
The Troubadours are known for leaving fans eagerly waiting for new music, often going years in between albums. “Come As You Are” is a steel-guitar and fiddle-led slow-tempo waltz featuring Felker’s signature songwriting wit and wisdom.
It appears the song was first performed live at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville on July 15. So far, the song’s only available on YouTuibe, Spotify and Amazon, but it’s very likely to pop up on iTunes, especially if this is an indicator of an upcoming new album from the band.
And if you want to see them live, they’re playing in Houston tonight and in New Braunfels Saturday.