Jonny Fritz Releases “I Love Leaving” Video via Funny Or Die

Posted on Sep. 8 2016

Sweet Creep (Produced by Jim James) Out October 14 via ATO Records
“With Sweet Creep, his first new album in three years, he strengthens that bid, delivering country songs that revel in the eccentric” – Rolling Stone

In anticipation of his fourth studio album, Los Angeles based Jonny Fritz has shared the video for track “I Love Leaving” today via Funny Or Die. Fritz says of the video, “whenever I feel lousy I can always rely on either leaving town or going down a YouTube wormhole of security cam fail videos. This video represents the exact intersection of those two things. You can’t watch this without getting inspired or being cheered up. At least I hope not”. The song comes off of his forthcoming LP Sweet Creep, which is slated for release on October 14 via ATO Records. Produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket, the album offers a pared-down and uninhibited sound.

Sweet Creep marks the return of a renewed lyricism in country music, a recurring theme in Fritz’s previous album Dad Country. Recorded in James’ makeshift hilltop studio in Montecito Heights, the album reverberates with the feeling of sunny vistas. Jonny gathered Nashville’s Joshua Hedley and Dawes’ Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith and stripped things down to the essentials. Recorded in just three days, the fresh air, freedom from studio pressures, and strong cups of tea all mix into the upcoming full length.

A Montana native, Jonny was raised in Virginia and has passed weeks in nearly every city in the United States and overseas. He is a torchbearer, brimming with personality in the celebrated country music tradition. Fans look to country musicians such as John Hartford, Roger Miller, and Billy Joe Shaver for more than just music. They look for a life, for outrageous legend, for a showmanship on and off stage that Jonny Fritz will never fail to deliver. He might not have shot anybody or spent any considerable time in prison, but on Sweet Creep he reminds himself and his fans that sometimes great lives can also be pretty good ones.

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Sweet Creep Tracklisting:
1. Are You Thirsty
2. Happy In Hindsight
3. I Love Leaving
4. Cries After Making Love
5. Forever Whatever
6. Stone Cold Daddy-O
7. Fifteen Passenger Van
8. Stadium Inn
9. Humidifier
10. Chilidog Morning
11. Chihuahua Rescue

Tour Dates w/ Jamestown Revival
10/17 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
10/18 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
10/19 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
10/20 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
10/22 – Chicago, IL – Park West
10/24 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/26 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
10/27 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
10/28 – Providence, RI – Fete Lounge
10/29 – Boston, MA – Royale
10/30 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
11/1 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
11/3 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater
11/4 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/5 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

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