Rhett Miller Shares “Go Through You”; New Solo Album ‘The Misfit’ Out 9/16 (Pre-Order)

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Outside of his work fronting the rock band Old 97’sRhett Miller has also maintained a steady solo career — and on Sept. 16, he will release his eighth record, The Misfit, on ATO Records.

On Thursday, Miller previewed the album with a track called “Go Through You.” Take a listen:

It’s the second song shared so far from The Misfit, after “Following You Home”:

The Misfit was co-written and produced by Sam Cohen, continuing a partnership with Miller that began with his 2018 album The Messenger.

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“Every songwriter has a favorite skin they inhabit, a story they tell over and over again,” said Miller in a statement. “For decades I’ve been writing from the perspective of a sad sack loser, a ‘broken guy.’ He isn’t who I am in real life, but for whatever reason when I sit down to write a song I often become him, picking at old wounds, bemoaning my perceived victimization. The funny thing is that he’s, well, funny. I wouldn’t want to be the sad clown in real life, but thanks to songs like ‘Go Through You,’ I don’t have to. For the production on ‘Go Through You,’ Sam Cohen created a sonic world adjacent to Jeff Lynne’s work with Traveling Wilburys. I’m in love with the sounds he came up with. It’s all the things – hooky, bouncy, bubbly, catchy… Try listening to this song without smiling. Good luck.”

“Making this album was the closest thing I’d ever experienced to being part of something magic,” Miller said of collaborating with Cohen. “As we were working we kept returning to the relationship between David Bowie and Brian Eno and the records they made together, and how fearless they were in their approach to finding the songs. It turned into a routine where every morning I’d leave home and drive over the mountain to his house, and by that evening we’d have a rough mix of a new song. The speed of creation was absolutely wild; in some ways I can’t even believe it happened.”

Rhett Miller’s upcoming tour dates:

11/5 – Beacon NY – Towne Crier

Upcoming Old 97’s Tour Dates:
8/18 – Columbia, MO – Rose Park
8/19 – St Louis, MO – The Factory at the District
8/20 – Little Rock, AR – The Rev Room
9/13 – Montgomery, NY – City Winery Hudson Valley
9/14 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
9/15 – Buffalo, NY  – Rec Room
9/16 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
9/17 – Hummelstown, PA – The Englewood Barn
9/18 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
9/20 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House
9/21 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone
9/22 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
9/23 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
9/24 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation at The Intersection
9/25 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
9/27 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
9/28 – LaCrosse, WI – Cavalier Theater
9/29 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
9/30 – La Cygne, KS – Firewater Music Festival
10/1- Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi Annex
10/2 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

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