Margo Price is the latest in a growing line of artists who are postponing their album releases due to the coronavirus outbreak. Her forthcoming third LP and follow-up to 2017’s All American Made, That’s How Rumors Get Started, was originally set to arrive May 8, but has been pushed back to an unannounced late summer date, Price announced on Instagram Friday.
“Sometimes circumstances are beyond our control,” Price said. “I would say that’s the case for folks everywhere in the world right now. Life is postponed until further notice. I would love nothing more than for everyone to hear my next album in it’s entirety but it’s just not gonna be May 8th.” You can read her full statement below.
Sometimes circumstances are beyond our control. I would say that’s the case for folks everywhere in the world right now. Life is postponed until further notice. I would love nothing more than for everyone to hear my next album in it’s entirety but it’s just not gonna be May 8th. More realistically, it’s going to be this summer. Even the record plants have halted production of vinyl. I want to be able to play this album live and tour with my band all over the world and I know that time will come. In the meantime, I’m still going to release some singles and be making lots of music for y’all anyway that I possibly can. Speaking of which, I just put up a cover of John Lennon’s “Nobody Told Me” on my YouTube channel this am. Until next time, take care of yourselves, be good to each other and this weary planet… and watch what you say and who you trust, because we all know, That’s How Rumors Get Started xo, Margo Photos by @joeymartinez
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Along with the news, Price has shared a cover of John Lennon’s “Nobody Told Me,” from 1984’s Milk and Honey, recorded with her husband and fellow country singer Jeremy Ivey in their home. The pair’s rendition is as lovely and bouncy as you’d expect—and applicable in terms of these “strange days” we’re all living in right now. (Also, peep the “Stay at Home” advisory behind their heads, and then follow suit!).
Price has already shared two singles from That’s How Rumors Get Started: “Stone Me” and “Twinkle Twinkle.” She says she’s hoping to release more leading up to the eventual record release.
Watch Margo and Jeremy perform “Nobody Told Me” below. Further down, listen to her 2015 Daytrotter session.